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Will getting surgery to treat dupuytrens contracture disease really help out or not?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Dupuytrens treatment

whether it is surgery or collegians injection or aopneurotomy is designed to lessen a contracture of the finger .
This is how it "helps" Many who have so called mild disease and even sone who have significant contracture do not have pain, or huge dysfunction for many tasks. So a lot depends upon whether one feels the contracture is limiting . It is important to understand the risks v benefits

In brief: Dupuytrens treatment

whether it is surgery or collegians injection or aopneurotomy is designed to lessen a contracture of the finger .
This is how it "helps" Many who have so called mild disease and even sone who have significant contracture do not have pain, or huge dysfunction for many tasks. So a lot depends upon whether one feels the contracture is limiting . It is important to understand the risks v benefits
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes, but no cure

I believe that minimally invasive treatments for Dup should be tried first.
NA and Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) are fantastic ways to treat the contracture without the long recovery of open fasciectomy.

In brief: Yes, but no cure

I believe that minimally invasive treatments for Dup should be tried first.
NA and Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) are fantastic ways to treat the contracture without the long recovery of open fasciectomy.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Steven Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Yes

Indications for surgery are related to degree of contracture based on the potential for long term loss of motion if not addressed.
Flexion contracture greater than 20 degrees at the mp joint or any contracture involving the pip joint are indications for surgery. Surgery eliminates contracture allowing range of motion of joints but does not guarantee possible recurrence in other fascial chords.

In brief: Yes

Indications for surgery are related to degree of contracture based on the potential for long term loss of motion if not addressed.
Flexion contracture greater than 20 degrees at the mp joint or any contracture involving the pip joint are indications for surgery. Surgery eliminates contracture allowing range of motion of joints but does not guarantee possible recurrence in other fascial chords.
Dr. Steven Brown
Dr. Steven Brown
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