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April 1942

DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTUREA CONSIDERATION OF THE ANATOMY OF THE FIBROUS STRUCTURES OF THE HAND IN RELATION TO THIS CONDITION, WITH AN INTERPRETATION OF THE HISTOLOGY

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PHILADELPHIA
Corinna Borden Keen Research Fellow of Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia.; From the Daniel Baugh Institute of Anatomy, Jefferson Medical College of Philadelphia (Dr. J. Parsons Schaeffer, director) and the Laboratories of Pathology, Hospital for Joint Diseases, New York (Dr. Henry L. Jaffe, director).

Arch Surg. 1942;44(4):687-706. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1942.01210220090006
Abstract

The material of the present study has been evaluated under three headings: (1) the gross anatomy of the human palmar fascia as revealed in a study of 60 hands presenting no gross abnormality of this structure; (2) the microscopic anatomy of the palmar fascia in 27 grossly normal hands, and (3) the histology of the tissue removed in 35 cases of Dupuytren's contracture.

GROSS ANATOMY OF THE NORMAL HUMAN PALMAR FASCIA—ITS RELATION TO THE DEVELOPMENT AND THE SURGICAL CORRECTION OF THE DEFORMITY IN DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE  The material consisted of 60 hands from 30 cadavers of men between 22 and 85 years of age. It was felt that the anatomic descriptions should include not only the superficial palmar layer and its attachments but also the deep interosseous fascia and the interfascial septums. All of these structures bear an intimate relation, proximally, to the fascial structures of the volar surface of the

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