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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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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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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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Can peyronies disease cause dupuytrens contractures?

Can peyronies disease cause dupuytrens contractures?

Dupuytrens, Peyronie: and Ledderhose are all fibromatosis of the fascial layer. They are related but one does not cause the other. If one has a significant amount of genes for the trait then those that have locations outside the hand and have knuckle pads have a usually more aggressive the in the hand. WRT to your real question NO one can't transfer it by contact from one body area to another or to another person . ...Read more

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How effective is surgery for Dupuytren's contracture disease?

Dupuytrens 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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Can you tell me the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture?

Can you tell me the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture?

Many: Same risks as in most surgery. But the biggest risk is recurrence. Wide surgical excision is the only way to avoid recurrence. ...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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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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Dr. Gary Pess
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Dupuytren's Contracture (Definition)

It is a hereditary disease of the palmar fascia collagen which causes lumps, ...Read more