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[Evaluation of influewnce of Dupuytryen contracture's operative treatment on increase of quality of hand's function basing on research in use DASH (disability of the arm, shoulder and hand) questionnaire - own experience]

Marcin Bednarek, Marek Trybus, Witold Pokrowiecki, Piotr Guzik, Zdzisław Wiśniowski
Przegla̧d Lekarski 2013, 70 (11): 893-9
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UNLABELLED: The essence of Dupuytryen's contracture is progressive process of fibrous overgrow of the subfascial sturctures of hand volar's surface. This is the reason of impaired range of the finger movement's and subsequent limitations of their function.

MATERIAL AND METHODS: The study group consist of 95 patients treated because of Dupuytryen contracture in the 2nd Chair of Surgery, Medical College of JagielIonian University between 2006-2011. The subjective evalution of increase of hand's function quality was based on DASH (Disability of the Arm, Shoulder and Hand) questionnaire.

THE AIM OF THE STUDY: The aim of the study was to determinate an influence of Dupuytren contracture's operative treatment on increase of quality of hand's function using the DASH questionnaire.

RESULTS: Average value in DASH before operative treatment was 40.38 points (SD+/-12.53). In postoperative evaluation gradual increase was observed: after 3 month was 33.35 points (SD+/-16.39) and after one year - 32.57 points (SD+/-14.96). Statistically important differences between DASH test's results (P<0.01) were observed. Significantly superior results was before operation, results after 3 month and 1 year were nut statistically important.

CONCLUSIONS: The research with the use of DASH questionnaire revealed the influence of Dupuytren's contracture severity on subjection evaluation of hand's function.

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