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What is the treatment for dupuytren's contracture?

What is the treatment for dupuytren's contracture?

There are 3 options: Dupuytren's contracture can be treated with surgical removal of the diseased tissue and straightening of the finger. Percutaneous release of the contracted finger called needle aponuerotomy. Finally, Collagenase injection followed by manipulation can be used to correct the deformity. Dupuytren's contracture is an ongoing disease and recurrence is common with all treatments. ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

Persistent joint contracture is a symptom in which a person's joint is somewhat or completely stuck in one position, due to the tightness of the muscles, tendons, and/or ligaments that attach to the joint or to the bones that ...Read more


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How can I cure dupuytren's contracture?

How can I cure dupuytren's contracture?

Hand Surgeon: Hand surgeons take care of dupuytren's disease. Whether it is by a traditional open fasciectomy, removing the tissue or a limited procedure such as limited open fasciotomy or percutaneous needle aponeurotomy a hand surgeons experience and training is what is needed. For more information regarding newer treatments na and xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) see http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html ...Read more

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What can cause dupuytren's contracture?

What can cause dupuytren's contracture?

Hereditary: It is a hereditary disease. You need to have inherited the genes to get it. ...Read more

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How do I know if I have dupuytren contracture?

Dupuytren is a: genetic familial disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm, Dupuytrens starts as nodules and can progress to cords causing joint contracture in the hand. http://handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html and http://handctr.com/xiaflex-for-dupuytrens-information.html and https://youtu.be/aiMsrLECOOw?list=PLaYVr8V1oPuBXtJnqRkOJpzn8Js700CWP ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Dupuytren's contracture?

See below: A contracture a of the palmar fascia of the surface of the hand that can ultimately lead to loss in the ability to fully extend the fingers. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture?

Several: Surgery to excise the pathologic tissue from dupuytren's diease carries many of the same risks as other surgery - infection, scarring, stiffness, nerve or artery injury. Because of the way the dupuytren's cords can wrap around the nerve and artery the risk to them is 1-5% (higher if it is a re-do surgery) other main risks are recurrent disease, recurrent contracture, and flare reaction. ...Read more

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What are the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture and what is the alternative?

What are the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture and what is the alternative?

Pain and recurrence.: Surgery for dupuytren's contracture will usually straighten the affected fingers, but is not without risk. Infection or other wound healing problems may occur. Temporary or permanent nerve damage is also seen. Pain and scarring can prevent motion. All treatments of dupuytren's contracture have a risk of recurrence. Alternatives to surgery include Collagenase injections and needle aponuerotomy. ...Read more

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Can you get impaired motor ability as a symptom of dupuytren's contracture? What are the other symptoms?

Not typical: Dupuytren's contracture begins with lumps in the palm and eventually contracts the finger into the palm. It is usually pain free and should not affect the surrounding nerves, except in unusual circumstances. http://centraljerseyhand.com/dupuytrens-contracture-surgery.htm. ...Read more

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Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dupuytren's Contracture (Definition)

A contracture a of the palmar fascia of the surface of the hand that can ultimately lead to loss in the ability to ...Read more