Dupuytren’s Contracture

By Dr. Garry Kitay

Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture can lead to progressive and disabling flexion contractures of the hand. In the last century, the most common treatment for this condition has been surgical excision of the contracting fascial cords. However, there is a relatively high complication rate with these procedures.

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Hands of an man with Dupuytren contracture.

Over the last decade there has been greater interest in, and use of, percutaneous or needle aponeurotomy, which disrupts the cord with a minimally invasive technique. There is also a newer non-surgical technique that utilizes an injectable collagenase enzyme mixture.  Both of these treatment methods are in office procedures.

Their advantages and concerns are discussed in the full article pages 14 to 16. https://issuu.com/duvalcountymedicalsociety/docs/2012_fall_-_dr._kamal_i._bohsali_-_

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Image of Dr. Garry Kitay.

Dupuytren’s Contracture Treatment

The treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture may not be necessary unless the condition gets severe enough to have an impact on daily life.

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