AORN J. 1991 Jul;54(1):46-58.
Dupuytren's contracture. Surgical principles, nursing implications.
City Hospital, Akron, Ohio.
Successful Dupuytren's surgery requires the cooperation of the patient, the surgeon, and the therapist. Cooperation of the patient is enhanced by nursing care. Preoperative and postoperative teaching by the nurse also contribute to positive outcomes. The type of incision or surgery performed does not affect the time of recovery if the diseased tissue is removed and there are no postoperative complications.
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