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Clinical Review

Dupuytren's contracture unfolded

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:397

Re: Non Surgical Treatment for Dupuytrens

Christopher, breaking a cord accidentally has been reported in
various Dupuytren forums and is somewhat like NA without needles ... I
personally also heard of two patients who independently (one in the US,
one in Germany) succeeded to soften and nearly remove their nodule/cord by
massaging it extensively with a wooden or plastic ball. I guess you need
to do that for a long time and I have no idea about the odds of

By the way: you can find further treatment options for Dupuytren on

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28 February 2007
Wolfgang Wach
member of Dupuytren Society/e.V.
83236 Uebersee, Germany