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Can anyone who has done surgery to treat dupuytrens contracture disease please tell me if it truly helped or not?
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Yes, may recur
Due to the genetic nature of this disease, there is a chance of recurrence no matter how it's treated.
Surgery was the only way to get the fingers straight, but the incisions are painful and take time to heal. There is now an injection that can be used to dissolve the tissue contracting the fingers. Since i started injecting, i rarely do surgery. Talk with an orthopaedic hand surgeon about options.

In brief: Yes, may recur
Due to the genetic nature of this disease, there is a chance of recurrence no matter how it's treated.
Surgery was the only way to get the fingers straight, but the incisions are painful and take time to heal. There is now an injection that can be used to dissolve the tissue contracting the fingers. Since i started injecting, i rarely do surgery. Talk with an orthopaedic hand surgeon about options.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
a site that offers new treatment updates is http://tinyurl.com/b5mn7vg
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In brief: Surgical
Proceedures can be very effective.
Discuss this with the hand surgeon.

In brief: Surgical
Proceedures can be very effective.
Discuss this with the hand surgeon.
Dr. Alan Ettinger
Dr. Alan Ettinger
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Dr. Teddy Atik
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Yes
i have performed tons of surgeries on dupuytren s and it has helped tremendously but the long time it takes to recover and the therapy involved is usually not too appealing to patients who like to get back to normal living fast.

In brief: Yes
i have performed tons of surgeries on dupuytren s and it has helped tremendously but the long time it takes to recover and the therapy involved is usually not too appealing to patients who like to get back to normal living fast.
Dr. Teddy Atik
Dr. Teddy Atik
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Treatable only
There is no cure for dupuytren's.
However it is treatable and i recommend seeing a hand surgeon who is an expert in the treatment. There are 3 options for treatment: 1) fasciectomy 2) needle aponeurotomy 3) xiaflex http://centraljerseyhand.Com.

In brief: Treatable only
There is no cure for dupuytren's.
However it is treatable and i recommend seeing a hand surgeon who is an expert in the treatment. There are 3 options for treatment: 1) fasciectomy 2) needle aponeurotomy 3) xiaflex http://centraljerseyhand.Com.
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Dupuytren surgery
Dupuytens is a progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has very successful treatments.
Traditionally treatment observed until contracture was severe and surgery was offered. Some new alternatives include needle aponeurotomy, limited fasciaotomy and xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) or collagenase http://www.Handctr.Com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.Html.

In brief: Dupuytren surgery
Dupuytens is a progressive disorder that at this point does not have a cure but has very successful treatments.
Traditionally treatment observed until contracture was severe and surgery was offered. Some new alternatives include needle aponeurotomy, limited fasciaotomy and xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) or collagenase http://www.Handctr.Com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.Html.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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