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Dupuytren’s Contracture Treatment in Singapore

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a painless thickening and contracture of tissue beneath the skin on the palm of the hand and fingers.

Causes, incidence, and risk factors

The cause is unknown. Family history of Dupuytren’s contracture makes you more likely to develop this condition. It does not seem to be […]

Palpation of the extensor mechanism

This is performed on an extended knee.First the muscular structures are ascertained. Ask the patient to extend the slightly bent knee and resist the movement.This movement usually outlines the vastus medialis, vastus lateralis, rectus femoris and the patellar ligament. Then the patellar border with its tendinous insertions are palpated. With the hip in flexion and […]

Muscles controlling the fingers-Resisted extension of each finger separately

Positioning and procedure.

The subject presents his hand palm downwards. The examiner stabilizes the wrist with one hand. With the other, he applies resistance to the distal phalanx of each finger respectively.

Common mistakes.

None.

Anatomical structures tested:

Muscle function:

• Extension of the index finger:

– Extensor indicis proprius – Tendon to the index […]

Rugby Finger

SYMPTOMS

There is localised exercise-induced pain and inability to flex the DIP or PIP joint of the third finger.

AETIOLOGY

These symptoms are caused by rupture of the volar plate with or without avulsion of a bony fragment or the flexor tendon insertion. It occurs when the finger is hyper-extended by force during […]