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What are the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture and what is the alternative?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
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
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Dupuytren's risks:
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 risks:
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
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Surgery - Plastics
In brief: Several risks
Besides the chance of reacting to anesthetic, bleeding or developing an infection, there is the risk of skin loss/slow healing.
Nerve damage can cause permanent numbness/pain and scar tissue, stiffness. Also the contracture can reoccur. That is why we don't operate on mild cases. The alternatives include physical therapy, no surgery and an injectable medication to dissolve bands.

In brief: Several risks
Besides the chance of reacting to anesthetic, bleeding or developing an infection, there is the risk of skin loss/slow healing.
Nerve damage can cause permanent numbness/pain and scar tissue, stiffness. Also the contracture can reoccur. That is why we don't operate on mild cases. The alternatives include physical therapy, no surgery and an injectable medication to dissolve bands.
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
Dr. Marguerite Barnett
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