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Dupuytren's Contracture Appointment Guide

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Ask the right questions at your next doctor’s appointment. Answer two questions below to personalize your appointment guide.
  • Have your symptoms or hand function gotten worse since our last visit?
  • Have you been monitoring your progression with the tabletop test?
  • Can you flatten your hand on the counter?
  • Have you needed to use anything for pain in your hand?
  • Are you ready to consider surgery?
  • How long have you been experiencing hand symptoms?
  • Have your symptoms gotten worse over time or stayed about the same?
  • Do you have pain? If so, describe your pain.
  • Do your symptoms interfere with your ability to use your hand?
  • What seems to make your symptoms better or worse?
  • Does anyone in your family have this problem?
  • What treatments have you tried so far?
  • What new symptoms are you experiencing?
  • Do my symptoms mean I have Dupuytren's contracture?
  • How do you diagnose Dupuytren's contracture?
  • Could another medical condition be causing or contributing to my symptoms?
  • How does Dupuytren's contracture usually progress?
  • What should I do if my symptoms get worse?
  • How do you expect my specific case of Dupuytren's contracture to progress?
  • What are my treatment options?
  • Are there lifestyle changes I can make to help my hand function?
  • How can I monitor my progression at home?
  • What are my options if my contracture gets worse?
  • When do you recommend surgery for Dupuytren's contracture?
  • Are my new or different symptoms related to my Dupuytren's contracture?
  • Is surgery an option for me at this point in my contracture progression?
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Last Review Date: 2018 Dec 20
  1. Dupuytren's Contracture. Mayo Foundation for Medical Education and Research. https://www.mayoclinic.org/diseases-conditions/dupuytrens-contracture/symptoms-causes/syc-20371943
  2. Dupuytren's Disease. American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons. https://orthoinfo.aaos.org/en/diseases--conditions/dupuytrens-disease/

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