Treatments for Dupuytren’s Contracture of the Hand
The most common type of Dupuytren’s contracture surgery, palmar fasciectomy, is performed through incisions in the palm, with the goal of correcting genetic, progressive, permanent flexion of the fingers. In some cases, we can offer minimally invasive treatments, such as needle release (aponeurotomy) or enzyme injection (Xiaflex collagenase injection).
What is the goal of Dupuytren’s contracture surgery?
The surgery involves the release or removal of thick bands and/or nodules on the palmar surface of the fingers and hand, in order to correct:
- Inability to straighten fingers
- Painful lumps or thickenings on the palm
Dupuytren’s contracture surgery results
Dupuytren’s contracture surgery can restore normal position and full mobility to the fingers in most patients.
What to expect with Dupuytren’s contracture surgery
Dupuytren’s contracture surgery is performed using local or general anaesthesia depending on the patient. The surgeon makes an incision in the palm of the hand and removes the tissue causing the fingers to bend.