HAND PROBLEMS IN DIABETIC PATIENTS
Basrah Journal of Surgery,
2005, Volume 11, Issue 1, Pages 110-115
AbstractThis present study was conducted on 436 diabetic patients, hand disorders were detected in 135 patients (180 hands). The incidence of Dupuytren�s contracture was the highest 34%, carpal tunnel syndrome was diagnosed in 21% of the patients, flexor tenosynovitis in 19%, limited joint mobility in about 15%, hand infections in 10%, tumors in less than 1%, and more than one hand abnormality observed in the same patient in 15% of the diabetics. The results of this article present the prevalence of each hand condition in this common disease in our department.
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