Dupuytren’s Contracture statistics

Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment is absolutely essential if the movement of the hand is to be restored. Having fingers bent sideways is not an ideal situation to be in, and home therapies like Dupuytren’s Wand and Tape can ease the swelling and bring a lot of comfort without spending a lot of money on injections and surgery.

Some Dupuytren’s Contracture statistics are:

According to internet-based research stated on Dupuytrens.org, a few general statistics for Dupuytren’s Disease are:

  • The Approximate prevalence of Dupuytren’s Disease is about 7.3% – 9% in the general population.
  • It is more likely to affect Caucasian people, with a comparison showing a Hispanic-American person has 1/3rd of the risk, an African-American about 1/5th of the risk, and an Asian-American with 1/10th of the risk as compared to a Caucasian American.
  • The disease may come on as early as in the ’20s, though the peak age is between 50 and 70.
  • Dupuytren’s Disease most commonly affects men.
  • Around 70% to 90% of people show mild symptoms of Dupuytren’s Contracture, with the rest suffering from a more serious case. 
  • About 20% to 40% of people with the disease will experience a bent finger, which means their need for surgery is less.
  • Symptoms may arise as early on as 2 years before they become noticeable enough to consult a doctor.
  • Diagnosing Dupuytren’s Disease is not definitive, and only some cases get accurately diagnosed to receive Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment.
  • Surgical Complication rates range from 3.6% to 39.1% for treating Dupuytren’s Disease.

Dupuytren’s Disease may not be an entirely rare disease, but there is a lot that is not known about it. 

It is always important to speak with your physician before beginning any new treatment or physical therapy for Dupuytren’s Contracture.

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