How do you fix a finger contracture?
Treatments for Dupuytren’s contracture may include:
- Surgery. This is the most common treatment used for advanced cases.
- Steroid shot (injection). If a lump is painful, a steroid injection may help ease the pain.
- Radiation therapy.
- Enzyme injection.
- Needle aponeurotomy.
How long does it take to recover from Dupuytren’s contracture surgery?
It can take two months or more to fully return to your normal activities after surgery. Try to keep moving your fingers to relieve pain and stiffness. Massaging your fingers or applying heat can also help with movement and discomfort.
Is Dupuytren’s contracture surgery painful?
Surgical incisions will vary based on the extent of your Dupuytren’s contracture but may look like a zig-zag on the palmar surface of the finger and hand. Dupuytren’s contracture release can be painful. You will receive a prescription for narcotic pain medicine.
Are you put to sleep for Dupuytren’s surgery?
After the block is placed, you will be given more medication in the operating room by the anesthesia team to make you sleepy. Generally they do not put you completely asleep, but rather you will drift off to sleep and can be completely unaware of the surgery, if you want.
When should you have surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture?
Surgery for Dupuytren contracture generally should be performed on an affected metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint if the contracture is 30° or greater. Such contractures most likely cause some debilitation for the patient.
Should I have surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture?
Surgery for Dupuytren’s Contracture. What if it becomes difficult for you to grasp objects or perform other daily activities? Your health care provider may recommend surgery if your disease progresses. The goal of surgery is to restore motion in your fingers.
Is palmar fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s contracture difficult?
Palmar fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s contracture is typically a rather extensive and difficult surgery; all hand surgery is complex because of the nature of hand anatomy.
Why is Dupuytren hand surgery so complicated?
This complexity is better understood when you consider that in Dupuytren hand surgery there is foreign tissue in the hand – the internal Dupuytren cords – which are not supposed to be in the palm of the hand. This extra tissue crowds into an already crowded part of the body.
What is adduction contracture of the thumb?
Adduction contracture of the thumb, in which the thumb metacarpal is adducted toward the index finger metacarpal in a plane perpendicular to the palm, is the most common contracture of the burned thumb (26).
Can numbness and tingling be permanent after Dupuytren’s contracture surgery?
Some hand surgeries take a long time for all the numbness and tingling to stop; damage done to delicate nerve tissue during surgery does not heal quickly. Otherwise, it also happens that numbness and tingling can be permanent. I hope the doctor who is taking care of your Dupuytren’s contracture explained all of this before you had the hand surgery.