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Dupuytren's Contracture: Hand Exercises

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Working with an occupational or physical therapist, specifically one who specializes in the hand, is important.  Hand exercises may be started within a few days after surgery. Your therapist will teach you how to do gentle stretching and strengthening exercises. After recovery, you may be able to continue these exercises at home.

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Medically Reviewed By: Bass, Pat F. III, MD, MPH

Last Annual Review Date: 2012-07-03

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Dupuytren's contracture is more common in men than in women.