We often take our hands for granted. In many ways, it is our hands that make us human: they express our emotions, show our age, produce masterpieces in art and science and allow us to make a decent living! Our hands allow us to build our personal and professional lives.
Dupuytren’s Contracture is a disabling hand disorder in which thick scar-like tissue bands form under the skin of the palm. These tissues contract so that tendons connected to the fingers cannot extend freely. The ring and little fingers are most often affected. The disease appears to be inherited and usually begins in adulthood for no clear reason. Other than the physical impairment it causes, dupuytren’s contractures are benign and painless.
How its done?
Through zig-zag incisions across the palm, the scar-like excessive tissue in the palm is excised. Although the length of the procedure depends on the extent of thickened tissue in the palm, the surgery often takes 1 hour to complete and is usually done under general anesthesia or arm block (with sedation)
Why choose us?
At the WSC, our board-certified plastic surgeons have years of experience and excellence in hand surgery. Our team of anesthesiologists, nurses and caregivers are devoted to providing you with the highest level of care. We do our best to keep you informed, put you at ease and provide you with a satisfying experience
Performed as an outpatient procedure, patients experience minimal discomfort that is easily controlled with oral medication. Full recovery from carpal tunnel syndrome can take months and a complete return to normal range of motion may never be achieved. To improve finger flexibility after surgery, physiotherapy is an absolute necessity. The vast majority of patients recover well with much improved hand function.
Detailed pre- and post-operative instructions will be provided at the WSC.
What do I do?
Our goal is to provide you with the information required to ease the decision-making process.
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