Dupuytren contracture is a condition in which the tissue of the palm thickens and tightens, leading to a contracture or deformity of the fingers.
The exact cause of the condition is not known, but it is linked with genetics and is more common in men over the age of 60. Treatment of Dupuytren contracture typically involves surgery and physical therapy. Dupuytren contracture surgery typically involves releasing the affected tissue and skin to restore the palm and fingers to a normal structure and range of motion. Depending on the severity of the condition, the surgery may be performed using minimally invasive techniques or an open procedure. It typically takes 6-8 weeks to recover from Dupuytren contracture surgery. Physical therapy and rest are advised during the recovery stage to ensure a successful outcome. If you think this procedure is for you, contact us. During the consultation, we will discuss your wishes, the surgical procedure and its possibilities.