The Hand-2 study
Dupuytren's contracture is a condition of the hand which causes fingers to bend into the palm and prevents them from straightening fully. It is caused by a thickening of tissues in the palm of the hand. The usual ways of treating this condition on the NHS are to either cut through the thickened tissue with a needle (“Needle Fasciotomy”) or to remove the thickened tissue (“Limited Fasciectomy”). Both treatments have good point and bad points and neither is always successful.
To find out which treatment is best for patients and is most cost-effective for the NHS we are running a study called Hand-2. Hospitals throughout the UK are taking part in the study and inviting patients to take part.
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Information for Patients
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