Experience with peritendinous fibrosis of the dorsum of the hand

A. B. Redfern, R. M. Curtis, E. F S Wilgis

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Fifteen patients with a diagnosis of peritendinous fibrosis of the dorsum of the hand (Secretan's disease) were treated between 1958 and 1980. Thirteen patients had excision of a dorsal fibroma with extensor tendolysis when necessary. Preoperative findings included a hard dorsal mass and limitation of motion. Postoperative courses were characterized by prolonged periods of rehabilitation and recurrent episodes of swelling. Twelve of 15 patients returned to work 3 to 30 months postoperatively. Permanent disability was substantial. None of these patients had significant wound healing problems, and all had improved range of motion. The question of self-inflicted injury was raised in five cases but could not be demonstrated.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)380-383
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Volume7
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1982
Externally publishedYes

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Fibrosis
Hand
Fibroma
Articular Range of Motion
Wound Healing
Rehabilitation
Wounds and Injuries

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  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Surgery

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Redfern, A. B., Curtis, R. M., & Wilgis, E. F. S. (1982). Experience with peritendinous fibrosis of the dorsum of the hand. Journal of Hand Surgery, 7(4), 380-383.

Experience with peritendinous fibrosis of the dorsum of the hand. / Redfern, A. B.; Curtis, R. M.; Wilgis, E. F S.

In: Journal of Hand Surgery, Vol. 7, No. 4, 1982, p. 380-383.

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Redfern, AB, Curtis, RM & Wilgis, EFS 1982, 'Experience with peritendinous fibrosis of the dorsum of the hand', Journal of Hand Surgery, vol. 7, no. 4, pp. 380-383.
Redfern, A. B. ; Curtis, R. M. ; Wilgis, E. F S. / Experience with peritendinous fibrosis of the dorsum of the hand. In: Journal of Hand Surgery. 1982 ; Vol. 7, No. 4. pp. 380-383.
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