Jimmy H. Chim, Emily Ann Borsting, Harvey Chim

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This chapter describes in detail the surgical steps for performing an open approach dermatofasciectomy to releasing Dupuytren’s contracture. It is considered a more radical approach to treating Dupuytren’s disease than partial fasciectomy. It is utilized by some surgeons in instances of more severe, recurrent, diffuse, aggressive and/or skin-involving disease types. Full thickness skin grafting for coverage of the wound(s) after fasciectomy are also described. Indications, surgical steps, postoperative care, an operative dictation template, and suggested readings/references are included.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationOperative Dictations in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Number of pages3
ISBN (Electronic)9783319406312
ISBN (Print)9783319406299
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016


  • Contracture
  • Dermatofasciectomy
  • Dermofasciectomy release
  • Dupuytren’s disease
  • Fasciectomy
  • Palmar
  • Recurrent

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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