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Can you tell me the risks of surgery for dupuytren's contracture?

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Dr. Vern Chuba
Podiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Many

Same risks as in most surgery.
But the biggest risk is recurrence. Wide surgical excision is the only way to avoid recurrence.

In brief: Many

Same risks as in most surgery.
But the biggest risk is recurrence. Wide surgical excision is the only way to avoid recurrence.
Dr. Vern Chuba
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Gary Pess
Recurrence statistics show that even with wide excision the disease can recur 15-40% of the time.
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 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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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. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Various

Would agree with dr. Waller up to a point.
While xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) is an excellent option, as may be na in certain cases, they all carry risks and certainly of recurrence. One needs to be careful with all of them in terms of wound healing issues, infection, nerve injury and the possibility of recurrence. See more at www.Myhandhealth.Com, click dupuytrens/xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum).

In brief: Various

Would agree with dr. Waller up to a point.
While xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) is an excellent option, as may be na in certain cases, they all carry risks and certainly of recurrence. One needs to be careful with all of them in terms of wound healing issues, infection, nerve injury and the possibility of recurrence. See more at www.Myhandhealth.Com, click dupuytrens/xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum).
Dr. Robert Gluck
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Dupuytren's risks:

http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.
html or on facebook http://tinyurl.Com/b5mn7vg 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 or on facebook http://tinyurl.Com/b5mn7vg 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. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Dupuytren's

http://tinyurl.com/b5mn7vg 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://tinyurl.com/b5mn7vg 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
Thank
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 with any treatment surgery, aponeurotomy and Collagenase injection. Surgery has a typically more prolonged recovery period but lasts longer. Aponeurotomy and Collagenase have a shorter recovery period but recurrence is quicker more info on facebook at http://tinyurl.Com/b5mn7vg.

In brief: Dupuytren's

http://www.handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.
html nerve, tendon, infection and other issues can occur with any treatment surgery, aponeurotomy and Collagenase injection. Surgery has a typically more prolonged recovery period but lasts longer. Aponeurotomy and Collagenase have a shorter recovery period but recurrence is quicker more info on facebook at http://tinyurl.Com/b5mn7vg.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Pain&numbness

All treatments for dupuytren's disease, fasciectomy, needle apponeurotomy, and Collagenase injection, are subject to recurrence.
After recurrence, the most common risks of surgery include pain, numbness, wound healing complications and stiffness. It is common to need 2-4 weeks or wound healing, followed by therapy.

In brief: Pain&numbness

All treatments for dupuytren's disease, fasciectomy, needle apponeurotomy, and Collagenase injection, are subject to recurrence.
After recurrence, the most common risks of surgery include pain, numbness, wound healing complications and stiffness. It is common to need 2-4 weeks or wound healing, followed by therapy.
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Todd Sisto
Breast Surgery

In brief: #1

Sensory nerve injury thus operation best done by peripheral nerve surgeon with magnification.
Often heal slowly.

In brief: #1

Sensory nerve injury thus operation best done by peripheral nerve surgeon with magnification.
Often heal slowly.
Dr. Todd Sisto
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Dr. Robert Gluck
Sensory nerve injury is certainly a complication but any qualified hand surgeon is qualified to perform this surgery. Other risks would include wound healing as the overlying skin is not typically normal, also vacular compromise as well as residual contracture. As an alternative there is a fairly new collagenase injection called Xiaflex. You should find a hand surgeon trained in its use.
Dr. Eon Shin
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: There are several...

Surgery for dupuytren's contracture is very safe.
However, the usual risks of surgery apply anytime the skin is cut: pain, infection, bleeding, nerve/vessel injury, and stiffness. In dupuytren's contracture surgery, great care is taken to avoid injury to the nerves and vessels. Some patients will develop a recurrence of the contracture. Therapy will be recommended to improve finger flexibility.

In brief: There are several...

Surgery for dupuytren's contracture is very safe.
However, the usual risks of surgery apply anytime the skin is cut: pain, infection, bleeding, nerve/vessel injury, and stiffness. In dupuytren's contracture surgery, great care is taken to avoid injury to the nerves and vessels. Some patients will develop a recurrence of the contracture. Therapy will be recommended to improve finger flexibility.
Dr. Eon Shin
Dr. Eon Shin
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