Physical Health

Dupuytren's Fasciectomy


Dupuytren’s contracture occurs when scar-like tissue forms just beneath the skin of the fingers and the palm of the hand. Over time this fibrous tissue can contract and force one or more fingers to permanently curl up into the palm. If your Dupuytren’s is not painful or causing you mobility problems you may not need any treatment. You should discuss your symptoms with your GP before seeking any treatment. If your symptoms are painful or you are having problems performing daily activities due to your Dupuytren’s there are several treatments available: radiation, needle aponeurotomy, Collagenase Clostridium Histolyticum injection and if your fingers can not be straightened using any other treatments your consultant may recommend surgical correction (Fasciectomy).Surgery for Dupuytren’s can be done under local, regional or general anaesthetic.  The operation can range from simply cutting the fibrous band in the palm of your hand removing all of the affected skin and replacing it with skin grafts. 


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