Intervention Protocol

Surgery for Dupuytren's contractures of the fingers

  1. Tim Davis1,*,
  2. Giles W Becker1,
  3. Jeremy N Rodrigues2,
  4. Cathy Ball3,
  5. Henk Giele4,
  6. Jonathan Hobby5,
  7. Weiya Zhang6

Editorial Group: Cochrane Musculoskeletal Group

Published Online: 17 OCT 2012

DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010143


How to Cite

Davis T, Becker GW, Rodrigues JN, Ball C, Giele H, Hobby J, Zhang W. Surgery for Dupuytren's contractures of the fingers (Protocol). Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews 2012, Issue 10. Art. No.: CD010143. DOI: 10.1002/14651858.CD010143.

Author Information

  1. 1

    Nottingham University Hospitals, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Nottingham, UK

  2. 2

    Nottingham City Hospital, Plastic Surgery, Nottingham, UK

  3. 3

    University of Oxford, Kennedy Institute of Rheumatology, London, UK

  4. 4

    Oxford Radcliffe Hospitals and Nuffield Orthopaedic Centre, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Oxford, Oxfordshire, UK

  5. 5

    North Hampshire Hospital, Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery, Basingstoke, Hampshire, UK

  6. 6

    The University of Nottingham, Academic Rheumatology, Nottingham, England, UK

*Tim Davis, Trauma and Orthopaedics, Nottingham University Hospitals, Queens Medical Campus, Nottingham, NG7 2UH, UK. Tim.davis@nuh.nhs.uk.

Publication History

  1. Publication Status: New
  2. Published Online: 17 OCT 2012

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Abstract

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  2. Abstract

This is the protocol for a review and there is no abstract. The objectives are as follows:

To assess the effects (benefits and harms) of different surgical procedures for the treatment of Dupuytren's contracture of the index, middle, ring and little fingers (the thumb will be excluded, as cords form on the radial aspect of the thumb, and thus are not readily accessible in terms of angular deformity of the thumb's joints. Furthermore, thumb disease is also rare, and does not usually cause disability, hence it is uncommonly treated).