Innovations in the Treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture
By Dr. Garry Kitay
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. 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 performed in the office.
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_-_
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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