Den diabetiska handen - Komplikationer till diabetessjukdomen

Translated title of the contribution: The diabetic hand - Complications of diabetes mellitus in the hand

Carl Lekholm, Göran Sundkvist, Göran Lundborg, Lars Dahlin

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Diabetes mellitus is common in Western countries. Secondary complications in various organs occur after type 1 as well as type 2 diabetes. Complications, such as nephropathy, retinopathy and neuropathy, are well known. Specific efforts to treat complications in the lower leg - »the diabetic foot» - have been emphasized. Various complications to diabetes occur also in the upper extremity and hand - »the diabetic hand» - and include not only more specific diabetic-related conditions like limited joint mobility but conditions related to the non-diabetic hand, such as trigger finger, Dupuytren's contracture and peripheral nerve compression lesions are also seen. Following surgical treatment of the latter conditions extra care of patients with diabetes mellitus - for example physiotherapy and help by an occupational therapist - may have to be provided. This review describes complications in the hand in diabetes mellitus.

Translated title of the contributionThe diabetic hand - Complications of diabetes mellitus in the hand
Original languageSwedish
Number of pages7
Specialist publicationLäkartidningen
Publication statusPublished - 2001 Dec 1
Externally publishedYes

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Endocrinology and Diabetes


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