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Dupuytren's Contracture and Physiotherapy Singapore
Named after Baron Dupuytren, Dupuytren's contracture (also knowned as
Dupuytren's disease and palmar fibromatosis), is a flexion contracture
of the finger(s), and cannot be extended (straightened).
disease is caused by contractures and tightening of the fascia of the
palm, and most of the time, it affects the ring finger and little finger
more commonly. Sometimes it may affect the middle finger, but the index
finger and thumb are always spared. Dupuytren's contracture is a very
silent, progressive and painless disease, occurring in such a way that
patients often overlook it as just stiffness from old age that they need
not deal with, until it is very late.
is that the palmar tissues thicken and shorten such that tendons moving
the fingers become stuck, and cannot move or glide smoothly, causing
stiffness and eventually flexion contractures. Dupuytren's disease
incidences increases after 40 years old, affecting more men than women.
the connective tissues within the palm thickens, it can cause fingers
to curl and stay curled, decreasing mobility, function and use,
especially in the ring and little fingers. Sometimes, it may be
misdiagnosed as a neurological problem further up the nerve
distribution, but with differential diagnoses, hand therapists can tell
accurately the main cause of the problem, which is the hardened
connective tissue in the palm. Sometimes, it presents as a lump or a
bump in the palm, which can be tender, and progressively hardens and/or
These begin as palpable first, and as they enlarge, they become more obvious to the eye, and may appear as a small callus.
therapy and/or physiotherapy intervention is crucial at early symptoms,
as aggressive hand therapy will result in improved mobility and
function. Treatments will include Deep Tissue Massage, Electrotherapy,
scar management, strengthening and stretching as well as joint range of
motion management. If necessary, we will refer you to our orthopedic
surgeons for a release operation.
Specialist Rehab Group works with specialist physiotherapists and specialist rehab therapists who are highly trained, qualified, experienced and passionate to provide high level of expert care to our patients.
Areas of specialization
physiotherapy: back and neck (spine), sports, shoulder, hip, knee, ankle
Initially, our specialist physiotherapists will carry out a thorough
assessment, helping them to select the most appropriate treatment to
help you recover. They then provide
expert treatment for your pain as well as prescribing specific
exercises to reduce your risk of re-injury and giving you a long term
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Disclaimer We are a wholly Singapore Private Limited group of licensed physiotherapists, hand therapists, podiatrists, chiropractors, sports massage therapists, clinical pilates practitioners and TCM physicians practicing in our scope of rehabilitation and its areas of specializations. As listed in our website are the list of services we provide our clients as referred by their medical doctors or by self referrals/word of mouth.
The range of rehabilitation results vary from patients to patients, depending on a variety of factors and reasons such as severity of condition, genetics, gender and age. However, we will still deliver the best evidence-based-practice of physiotherapy, hand therapy, TCM, sports training and deep tissue release therapy that we can deliver.
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