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BACKGROUND Dupuytren's disease is a fibro-proliferative disorder affecting ~3-5% of the UK population. Current surgical treatments for Dupuytren's contracture (DC) include fasciectomy and fasciotomy. We assessed the clinical management of DC in England over a 5-year period; associated NHS costs were assessed for a 1-year period. METHODS Hospital Episode(More)
AIM We explored regional variations in the surgical management of patients with Dupuytren's contracture (DC) in 12 European countries using a surgeon survey and patient chart review. METHODS Twelve countries participated: Denmark, Finland, Sweden (Nordic region); Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland (East); France, Germany, the Netherlands, UK (West); Italy,(More)
Introduction Dupuytren's disease (DD), commonly affecting European men, is generally treated with surgery. Methods Orthopaedic and plastic surgeons who had been practicing for >3 and <30 years and operated on ≥5 patients with DD between September and December 2008 were sur-and UK). The survey assessed procedures performed, factors influencing choice of(More)
AIM We explored the management of Dupuytren's disease (DD) using a surgeon survey and patient chart review. METHODS Twelve countries participated: Denmark, Finland, Sweden (Nordic region); Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland (East); France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom (West); Italy, Spain (Mediterranean). A random sample of orthopaedic/plastic(More)
The size of a smart watch limits the available interactive surface for the user. Most current smart watches use a combination of a touch screen and physical buttons. Unfortunately, a small touch screen's usability is limited when it can be easily occluded, such as by a finger. In this paper, we look at extending the interactive surface for a smart watch to(More)
Introduction Dupuytren's disease (DD) causes progressive digital flexion contracture and is more common in men of European descent. Sweden and the UK) with >3 and <30 years experience reviewed the medical charts of five consecutive patients they had treated surgically for DD in 2008. Descriptive statistics are reported. and 5%, stage IV (>135°).(More)
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