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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. Gary Pess
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Dupuytren's Contracture (Definition)

A hereditary disease of the palmar fascia collagen which causes lumps, ...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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How common is dupuytren's contracture in the u.S.? Is there a lot of very mild cases that people don't know about?

3-6% incidence: Dupuytren's contracture affects 3-6% of the population of the United States. Cases vary btw very mild disease with nodules only, to severe cases with bilateral hand contractures, recurrence and involvement of the feet and/or penis. The disease is more common in people with northern european ancestry and has a strong family inheritance pattern. ...Read more

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What surgeon does the dupuytren`s contracture operation?

Hand surgeon: Just to mention, there are other options available besides surgery, the latest being xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) Collagenase injections. If used properly this can be an excellent alternative to traditional surgery.
Check out www. Myhandhealth. Com and click on xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) or dupuytrens. ...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?

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

Dupuytrens disease: Http://www. Handctr. Com/dupuytrens-disease-faq. Html

It is common in Northern European heritage but can be seen in any ethnicity or origin. Some say that Scandinavian countries have up to 30-40% of the population involved

.http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1305903/

Treatments vary from observation, to Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) to aponeurotomy to surgery dependin ...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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How typical is dupuytren's contracture?

Dupuytrens disease: Http://www. Handctr. Com/dupuytrens-disease-faq. Html

It is common in Northern European heritage but can be seen in any ethnicity or origin. Some say that Scandinavian countries have up to 30-40% of the population involved

.http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/PMC1305903/

Treatments vary from observation, to Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) to aponeurotomy to surgery depending upon a variety of factors ...Read more

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How common is a dupuytren's contracture?

About 1 in 20 people: Typically affects people of northern european origin, less common in other ethnicities. ...Read more

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What can I do about a dupuytren's contracture?

What can I do about a dupuytren's contracture?

3 options: There are 3 options for treatment of dupuytren's contracture:

1) fasciectomy - long recovery
2) needle aponeurotomy - see my article in journal of hand surgery april 2012
3) xiaflex

the treatment chosen will depend on the experience of your hand surgeon and the location and severity of the cords.

http://www. Centraljerseyhand. Com/dupuytrens-contracture-surgery. Htm. ...Read more

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What are the tests for dupuytren's contracture?

None: There is no test for dupuytren's contracture other than the physical exam. Dupuytren's contracture is proliferation of collagen tissue in the hand. As the disease progresses, the fingers become bent and cannot be straightened. There are three treatment options at this time, surgery, needle aponuerotomy and Collagenase injection. ...Read more

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What sort of disorder is dupuytren's contracture?

Fibroproliferative: Dupuytren's is a benign disease where normal tissue in the palm of the hand becomes diseases. It is a fibroproliferative disease, which means that the tissue becomes more active and there is an increase in the number of cells called fibroblasts. These produce extra collagen tissue which forms bumps or nodules. As the disease progresses, rope-like cords form which draw the fingers towards the palm. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of dupuytren's contracture?

What are the symptoms of dupuytren's contracture?

A flexed finger: Dupuytren's contracture is a proliferation of collagen tissue in the palm, which causes the finger to be pulled into the palm. The collagen forms cords of hard tissue, preventing the finger from straightening. Unlike a trigger finger, which also gets stuck in flexion, a dupuytren's contracture can only be straightened with intervention. Treatment was initially surgical, but now can be injected. ...Read more

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I have dupuytrens contracture, which parts of my body will be affected?

Hands, but related: To 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

In the foot is called Lederhoes and in the Penis Peyronies, but those are not in the hand. Only the hand is actually called dupuytren ...Read more

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Is dupuytren's contracture curable?

No: Not curable but definitely treatable. There are a variety of options available (xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) injections, needle aponeurotomy, surgery) that can be tailored to your specific needs. Check in with a hand surgeon to find out what is best for you. ...Read more

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Contracture (Definition)

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