Dupuytren's Disease (cont.)
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Rehabilitation (treatment by a physical therapist or occupational therapist) is a necessary step in recovery after surgery on the hand. The goals of rehabilitation are to prevent the buildup of fluid (edema), to manage scarring, and to get back and keep your range of motion. It may include wrapping, splinting, massage, stretching, and exercise. Your therapist may also recommend using bigger grips or handles on equipment so you don't have to bend your fingers as far.
Traction to lengthen and flatten the tissues of the hand is being studied.1
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