It does not matter for some people, while for others it makes everything worse. Dupuytren’s contracture does not hurt, however, it may be tricky at an advanced stage. It can be revealed quite easily, but it can not be predicted. Causes are not known, but there are a few methods of treatment. At PRIMED Clinic, we will do our best to make patients able to move with their hands without any restrictions.
Are you also affected by this problem? Then visit us. At our clinic, we understand your situation and we will help you.
The price depends on the extent of the hand disability and the severity of the procedure. The exact price will be provided at a free consultation. Do not hesitate and make an order!
What is Dupuytren's contracture?
Causes are not known. It is estimated that genes are the cause, it may also be related to diseases (diabetes, epilepsy), bad habits (alcoholism, smoking), minor accidents, operations and manual labor.
There are several methods of treatment. For symptoms to slow down, it sometimes helps to exercise by stretching tendons and muscles. In addition, collagenase injection may be introduced directly into the stiff thread. The ligaments will dissolve and after 24 hours the doctor will stretch the finger out. And then there is still a surgical solution.
For whom is it not suitable?
With regard to current illnesses such as influenza, we need to wait until you get fully recovered. Only the healthy body can cope well with the surgery.
It may not be operated even when there is a skin condition on your hands.
You will learn the most when you come to us for a non-binding personal consultation. Every case is evaluated individually.
If you are bothered by Dupuytren's contracture, come to us at our clinic for a non-binding consultation. Our experts will help you solve this problem.
Erik's story: I never heard of Dupuytren's contracture before
At PRIMED Clinic, I was commended for coming at such an early stage. The surgery is easier as well as the recovery process. In truth, healing seemed long and certainly not easy, but after a few months, I could enjoy my finger having regained its movement. I know the disease can come back at any time, but I do not fear it. I know it has a solution.
We can find the solution for you too. Bad finger mobility significantly limits your life, come to us and get rid of it.
What is the preoperative preparation like?
You should stop using blood thinners (Warfarin and others), acetylsalicylic acid preparations (aspirin, acylpyrin, and others) and enzyme preparations. At least for a few weeks, you have to give up smoking. This is a procedure performed in local anesthesia, so you will need a basic preoperative examination.
How does Dupuytren's contracture work?
The second variant is aponeurotomy, ie interruption of the individual stiff threads in the palm. This is an alternative in cases where total treatment is not possible. But the fingers may only be partially released.
The procedure takes one to two hours based on its complexity and is done outpatient so you can go home after it. You will have to follow certain measures.
What is post-operative care like?
Sick leave is essential, but it is difficult to estimate its length. It varies from one to three months, depending on the profession being performed. Hard work should be avoided for several months, office work can be performed roughly after a week or two.
The final result of the surgery may be evaluated after two months at the earliest. Your postoperative care is very important if you want to avoid recurrence.
Can some complications occur?
The most common complication is a relapse. Unfortunately, we can not prevent Dupuytren’s contracture from appearing, for example, on an adjacent finger, but sometimes it may also appear in places already operated.