Surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture
Dupuytren’s contracture is a genetic illness that causes permanent flexion of the fingers and impairs the functioning of the hand. Surgery is the most-effective treatment for this ailment and, in most cases, its effects are permanent.
During the Dupuytren’s contracture surgery, the surgeon cuts out nodules that are characteristic of this condition, and the thickened fragments of the muscle tissue that have been affected by the disease. The whole procedure is performed under local or general anaesthesia. To ensure the best results, rehabilitation is recommended after the procedure.
When is surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture indicated?
The surgery is recommended if dysfunction of the hand is present. If the procedure is performed at an early stage of the disease, better results can be achieved.
What are the benefits of surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture?
Surgery for this condition is the most-effective treatment option, as it allows the patient, depending on the severity of the disease, to possibly regain full functionality of the hand. This is of great importance for the comfort of performing daily activities and restores the correct, aesthetic appearance of the hand.
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