Dupuytren’s contracture (hand surgery) is a disease characterized by permanent bending of the finger (toes) to the palm, with the inability to exit. On the surface of the palm, and sometimes on the fingers, there is a thickening in view of the subcutaneous node and tape. The disease often begins on the forty years old person, at the beginning of the appearance of fixtures on the palm and then the thickening wider on genuine and hand, as well as to the development of permanently bent fingers. The reason for the formation of this disease to this day remains unknown.
Dupuytren’s contracture usually begins in the palm towards the fingertip. After that, a small and then a middle finger is also affected, but it can also appear on other fingers isolated or combined. Our professional surgeons are experienced in this area.
It is necessary to draw attention if you have coagulopathies, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, kidney or heart disease, and if you are taking anticoagulants (Aspirin, Andol, Plavix, Sintra).
- Anesthesia: The surgical procedure is usually performed in general endotracheal anesthesia.
- Duration: The duration of the surgical procedure is 1 – 2 hours.
After surgery, the patient can go home immediately. Analgesics and antibiotics are administered as needed. Wear a link on the hand. Threads of the tenth postoperative day are removed. Regular activities are back in two weeks. Sometimes a physical therapy is needed to restore full function of the hand.
Complications are rare. Infections, hematomas can occur, and as a late complication and restoration of the previous condition.