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Dupuytrens Contracture

Dupuytrens Contracture is being surgically corrected at Pearl using corrective surgical techniques to release the affected finger.

Dupuytrens Contracture Cases

Dupuytrens Contracture occurs due to the formation of hard knots under the skin that slowly prevent the finger from being release, and make it remain on a flexed state. This is a congenital condition and usually affects the ring finger. Over a period of time, the finger ceases to be able to flex and as a result there is a severe inhibition on functionality. Statistically asians and africans are not afflicted by this ailment and Norwegians over the age of 60 seem to be the most afflicted. The course of treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture is through administering of steroidal injections coupled with physiotherapy. There can also  be some collagen stimulation done though radio therapy or other methods.

Dupuytrens Contracture Treatment

When the steroidal application is tested to be successful for the client, then the course of treatment is finalized and several sittings are done with the injections and followed by physical therapy. Surgical intervention is also known to be done in severe cases, where reconstructive surgery techniques are used to reset the tendons and reclaim functionality of the hand.

The condition first manifests itself by tightening of chords and hardening of the skin in the area of the palm below the ring finger or the little finger. Slowly over a period of time the knots become visible bumps and flexing of the fingers is not possible, beyond a point.

This is popularly known as the viking’s disease as it seemed to specifically affect the people of Norway, however, the cause of Dupuytren’s contracture is still unknown.

Whether it is surgical or therapeutic there is a chance for recurrence and hence the physiotherapeutical exercises need to be continued vigorously so as to avoid the chances of recurrence.