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Information regarding Dupuytren’s fasciectomy is provided on this page. If you have any questions about this procedure, it is best to contact a member of your professional healthcare team or speak to your GP.
Dupuytren’s disease causes scar-like tissue to form just below the skin of the palm and the fingers. Over a period of time the fibrous tissue contracts and results in one or more fingers curling up into the palm. This is called Dupuytren’s contracture.
Dupuytren’s contracture causing deformity of fingers
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After the operation, you should be able to straighten your fingers more and be able to use your hand more effectively.
Alternative treatments include a needle aponeurotomy performed by a surgeon, although this can increase the chances of the contracture returning.
Radiotherapy can be offered as a treatment option at select centres.
There is a new treatment that involves injecting a drug called collagenase into the bands of tissue, but it is unclear how effective this actually is.
Surgery is considered the most effective treatment for Dupuytren’s disease.
Surgery can include several options, from cutting the fibrous band in the palm of your hand to removing the affected skin and replacing with skin grafts. There is a range of anaesthetic techniques available.
In most cases, you should be able to go home the same day as the surgery.
Regular exercise can help you resume normal activities promptly.
Always get advice from your GP or healthcare professional before embarking on exercise.
Your hand may take a while to settle down following the operation.
The function of your hand should improve and you should be able to straighten your fingers after a Dupuytren’s fasciectomy.
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The information should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.