Fulltext

HAND PROBLEMS IN DIABETIC PATIENTS

Avadis A Muradian* --- Ali Iskander

Basrah Journal of Surgery مجلة البصرة الجراحية
ISSN: 16833589 Year: 2005 Volume: 11 Issue: 1 Pages: 110-115
Publisher: Basrah University جامعة البصرة

Abstract

This 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.

Keywords

HAND PROBLEMS IN DIABETIC PATIENTS