Poster Presentation Joint Scientific Meeting of the Australian & NZ Head & Neck Cancer Society & NZ Association of Plastic Surgeons

Epidemiological evaluation of Ledderhose Disease (Plantar Fibromatosis) In a cohort of patients with Dupuytren’s Disease: A single center experience (1388)

Maitumelo I Motoroko 1 , Dina Karina 2 , Vicky Tobin 1 , Cylie Williams 3 4 , Warren Rozen 1 2 , David Hunter-Smith 1 2
  1. Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Peninsula Health, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  2. Peninsula Clinical School, Central Clinical School, Faculty of Medicine, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  3. Allied Health, Peninsula Health and Department of Physiotherapy, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  4. School of Primary and Allied Health Care, Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Background: There is limited and inconsistent description of the epidemiology of Ledderhose disease (LD).

Objective/Aims: Our primary aim was to evaluate the epidemiology of LD in a cohort of patient’s with Dupuytren’s disease (DD), the secondary aim was to assess if any associations existed between LD and patients’ risk factors for LD.

Method:  We conducted a cross sectional case study from May 2019 to May 2020 and data were collected from patients in a single DD clinic. There were 76 patients recruited

Results: In all cases examined, the prevalence of LD was 42% (n=32) with a high proportion of males (78%) with LD. There were no statistical significant differences in LD risk factors between patients with DD with or without LD (p>0.05). There were no potential LD predictors determined. 

 Conclusion: Our study found a higher prevalence of LD in patients with DD compared to what has been previously reported in the literature. Knowledge of epidemiology of LD in DD patients can aid accurate counselling of patients with LD and subsequently provide a base for aetiological studies.