Dupuytrens Disease Treatment

Expert Dupuytrens Contracture Doctors can help you Straight out your fingers!

These symptoms indicate that you may be dealing with Dupuytren’s contracture. Always seek experienced Dupuytrens Contracture Doctors to have a better prognosis.

What is Dupuytren's disease?

Dupuytren’s disease is a contraction, also called disease, which is an abnormal thickening of the fascia between the palm and the base of the finger. The thickening develops into a hard lump or thick band.

Over time, it can cause one or more fingers in the palm to curl up, contract or fold. In many cases, both hands are affected. The ring and little fingers may be affected. The feet can also be affected.

Dupuytren’s contraction is associated with cigarette smoking, alcoholism, diabetes, malnutrition, and seizures. The exact cause is not known. It is believed to occur in families and can be inherited. There is no one gene identified. However, there are risks for those who have them.

Dupuytren’s Disease affects one in ten men over 65 in the UK. The disease can also occur later in life and is most common in men over 40. This disease is also widespread in both men and women. One or more small tender knots or nodules on the palms. The condition is associated with medication used to treat epileptic seizures. The disease can occur in the family or be sporadic.

Symptoms of Dupuytren contractures can look like other health problems. Consult the best doctor to get a diagnosis. Dupuytren’s contractions can be diagnosed quickly and accurately.

Our Dupuytrens Disease Treatment Clinics are available in Central London, North London, Stanmore, Pinner, Rickmansworth, Watford etc.

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Dupuytren's Contracture Diagnosis

Our expert Dupuytren’s contracture doctor, surgeon-Neil Toft will investigate your hand. He measures and records the position of nodules and ligaments on the palm of your hand, will also test the flexibility and feel of your thumbs and fingers. Grip and crush resistance are also tested.

The movement range of the fingers is also measured. These measurements are compared with later measurements to see if the disease is getting worse. They can also be used to see how well the treatment works.

Surgical Treatment Options

When it comes to surgical methods, needle fasciectomy and open surgery are the two appropriate & effective Dupuytren’s Contracturetreatment methods that are predominantly considered by the National Institute of Health and Care Excellence (NICE). We have got the top accredited doctors to perform Dupuytren’s contracture surgery.

Percutaneous Dupuytren’s Needle Fasciotomy

Needle fasciotomy is a useful technique for patients with palm contraction and MCPJ disease. This is caused by a prominent tissue cord that extends from the palm to the base of the finger. The finger can be straightened by dividing the cord with a small subcutaneous needle. However, the diseased tissue cannot be completely removed and there is also a higher risk of recurrence of the contracture. Compared to fasciectomy or open surgery, there is a higher risk of relapse of contractures.

Open Dupuytren’s Fasciectomy

This procedure is performed under local, regional, or general anesthesia, which is useful for most patients.

This procedure is also known as fasciectomy. The aim is to remove the part of the fascia between the palm and the finger that causes the contraction. It is usually performed with local or regional injections of local anesthesia into the neck and arms or under general anesthesia.

It is the gold standard for the treatment of proximal interphalangeal joint contractions. In special cases of recurrent or aggressive diseases in younger patients, there is an indication for a dermofascictomy which combines the removal of the diseased fascia with the removal of a part of the overlying skin on the fingers that is replaced by a skin graft from the forearm. The deformity is improved and there is less risk of relapse.

Our Dupuytrens Disease Treatment Clinics are available in Central London, North London, Stanmore, Pinner, Rickmansworth, Watford etc.

Expert Dupuytren's contracture doctor & surgeon

Dr. Neil Toft is a specialist in hand, wrist surgeries, as well as reconstructive plastic surgery procedures. He is a professionally trained Dupuytren’s contracture doctor & surgeon who has expertise in providing the most advanced surgical treatments with excellent results.

He practices a holistic and multidisciplinary approach to further improve symptoms and treatment outcomes for people with distinct hand & wrist conditions and injuries.

Neil Toft and the team of upper limb experts will make sure that you receive the best possible relieving treatment & care for the contracture in your hand.