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

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Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
Surgery - Hand Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. F. Thomas Kaplan
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Dupuytren's

http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.
html nerve, tendon, infection and other issues can occur.

In brief: Dupuytren's

http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.
html nerve, tendon, infection and other issues can occur.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Pain and numbness

Surgery for dupuytren's contracture can be technically demanding.
After surgery it is not uncommon to experience pain/numbness in the palm and straightened finger(s). It may take 2 weeks for the wound to heal and several weeks of therapy to regain full motion. With any treatment for dupuytren's contracture, recurrence is a possibility. Check with a hand surgeon about non-op treatment with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum).

In brief: Pain and numbness

Surgery for dupuytren's contracture can be technically demanding.
After surgery it is not uncommon to experience pain/numbness in the palm and straightened finger(s). It may take 2 weeks for the wound to heal and several weeks of therapy to regain full motion. With any treatment for dupuytren's contracture, recurrence is a possibility. Check with a hand surgeon about non-op treatment with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum).
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Several

Risks specific to surgery for dupuytrens would largely relate to wound healing, nerve and vessel injury and recurrence.
The degree of risk would relate to the extent of disease and of course experience of the surgeon. Other options such as needle aponeurotomy and xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) Collagenase are not without similar risk and each case needs to be evaluated individually.

In brief: Several

Risks specific to surgery for dupuytrens would largely relate to wound healing, nerve and vessel injury and recurrence.
The degree of risk would relate to the extent of disease and of course experience of the surgeon. Other options such as needle aponeurotomy and xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) Collagenase are not without similar risk and each case needs to be evaluated individually.
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Lots when done open

Most common complications include nerve injury, tendon injury, arterial injury, recurrence, stiffness, infection & hematoma.
Consider minimally invasive needle aponeurotomy or xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) injection. http://centraljerseyhand.com.

In brief: Lots when done open

Most common complications include nerve injury, tendon injury, arterial injury, recurrence, stiffness, infection & hematoma.
Consider minimally invasive needle aponeurotomy or xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) injection. http://centraljerseyhand.com.
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Several

Risks of dupuytren's contracture surgery include: infection, nerve injury, excessive scar tissue formation, chronic pain syndrome.
Recurrence rate depends on several factors including family history, stage of disease and age at the time of surgery.

In brief: Several

Risks of dupuytren's contracture surgery include: infection, nerve injury, excessive scar tissue formation, chronic pain syndrome.
Recurrence rate depends on several factors including family history, stage of disease and age at the time of surgery.
Dr. Raymond Raven
Dr. Raymond Raven
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Dupuytren's

http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.
html nerve, tendon, infection and other issues can occur stiffness infection, bleeding swelling are all possible recently many have sought alternative ways to treat this here is a podcast that details that as well http://www.Handsurgerypodcast.Com/dupuytrens-disease.Html.

In brief: Dupuytren's

http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.
html nerve, tendon, infection and other issues can occur stiffness infection, bleeding swelling are all possible recently many have sought alternative ways to treat this here is a podcast that details that as well http://www.Handsurgerypodcast.Com/dupuytrens-disease.Html.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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