Dupuytren’s contracture is a hereditary condition that involves progressive palmar fibromatosis. More specifically, the fibrous tissue in the palm and fingers contracts permanently. This limits the range of motion of the joints and tendons underneath. Leaving untreated may result in permanent loss of motion in the hand.
How is Dupuytren’s contracture surgery performed?
Dupuytren’s contracture is treated when the contracture is so significant that you cannot lay your hand flat on a tabletop. At this point, options include injection or surgical treatment with removal of the contracted, fibrotic tissue.
What is recovery like following Dupuytren’s contracture surgery?
Recovery is typically 4-6 weeks with a night-time splint that is worn for a few months.