Types of Dupuytren’s ContractureRead about the different types of Dupuytren’s Contracture
Different Types of Dupuytren’s Contracture
Before we look into the different types of the condition, we must be clear that Dupuytren Disease and Dupuytren’s Contracture are not the same thing: Dupuytren Disease can occur without developing into Dupuytren’s Contracture. In other words the contracture is a symptom of the disease; people can suffer from the disease without necessarily developing the bent fingers or other clear indications of the condition.
There are essentially three different types of Dupuytren Disease:
Type 1 Dupuytren Disease is an aggressive, early onset variety of the disease that is more commonly diagnosed in younger people (under the age of 50) than other variants. Type 1 usually progresses to contracture and often re-occurs after treatment. It often occurs in families with a history of the condition and represents around 3% of cases with a Dupuytren diagnosis. In many cases those who suffer from Type 1 are at higher risk of the disease progressing into other areas of the body
This variation is less aggressive than Type 1, and is commonly diagnosed in people over the age of 50. It is less likely to progress to contracture and is often found in people with no family history of the disease. It is believed that while genetics will play a part in anyone developing this type, it is not as close a link as with type 1, and it can be brought on through other factors such as diabetes, lifestyle choices, and heavy manual labour (including the repeated or prolonged use of vibrating equipment).
Type 3 Dupuytren Disease is not related to family history and does not usually result in severe contracture, but it can still be a painful and debilitating condition to suffer from. It is most commonly brought on by use of certain medications or the repeated or prolonged use of vibrating equipment or machinery.
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