Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture (hand surgery) is a disease characterized by permanent bending of the finger (finger) towards the palm, with inability to extend it. On the surface of the palm, and sometimes on the fingers, there is thickening in terms of the subcutaneous knot and band. The disease often begins after the age of forty, initially with the appearance of a nodule on the palm, and after that the thickening spreads to the fistula and palm, as well as to the development of permanently bent fingers. The cause of this disease remains unknown to this day.

Dupuytren’s contracture usually starts on the palm in the direction of the ring finger. After that, the little finger and then the middle finger are also affected, but it can also occur on the other fingers in isolation or in combination. Our expert surgeons are experienced in this field.

Preoperative preparation

Attention should be drawn if you have coagulopathy, thyroid disease, high blood pressure, kidney or heart disease, and if you are taking anticoagulants (Aspirin, Andol, Plavix, Sintrom).

Surgery

  • Anesthesia: The operation is most often performed under general endotracheal anesthesia.
  • Duration: The duration of the operation is 1-2 hours.

Postoperative course

After the operation, you go home immediately. Analgesics and antibiotics are prescribed as needed. Wear a bandage on your wrist. Sutures are removed on the tenth postoperative day. You will return to regular activities in two weeks. Sometimes physical therapy is needed to restore full hand function.

Complications

Complications are rare. Infections, hematomas can occur, and as a late complication, the return of the previous state. After the procedure, take care of the scar and skin tissue at the procedure site according to the instructions of the experts from the team of Naša mala klinika.

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