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What is the treatment for dupuytren's contracture?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
5 doctors agree

In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Here also is a link to an eloquent article by a very well know hand surgeon from the pre internet fame days http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1305903/
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
a site that offers new treatment updates is http://tinyurl.com/b5mn7vg
Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Three options

There are 3 options for treatment of dupuytren's contracture: 1) fasciectomy 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.

In brief: Three options

There are 3 options for treatment of dupuytren's contracture: 1) fasciectomy 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.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Dupuytrens is a

Progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has treatments.
The disease begins with thickening and nodules the palm that can eventually from cords. These cords are above the tendons in the fascia and the fingers can curl and lose flexibility or form contractures. http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html treatment includes surgery, aponeurotomy and collagenase.

In brief: Dupuytrens is a

Progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has treatments.
The disease begins with thickening and nodules the palm that can eventually from cords. These cords are above the tendons in the fascia and the fingers can curl and lose flexibility or form contractures. http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html treatment includes surgery, aponeurotomy and collagenase.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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