Dupuytren Contracture

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How is Dupuytren Contracture Surgery Performed?

  • It may be performed under local or general anaesthetic.
  • The surgeon makes a longitudinal incision along the thickening of the finger to remove the thicken scar and relieve the fixed flexion deformity of the finger.
  • The skin is sutured closed and the hand is bandaged.

What to Expect After Dupuytren Contracture Surgery?

After your surgery:

  • You can expect to go home the same day.
  • The stitches will be removed two weeks after surgery.
  • The time frame for your return to work will depend on the type of work you do but you may need to allow up to four to six weeks for your recovery.

Possible Complications

The risks associated with Dupuytren Contracture surgery are low but include:

  • Numbness around the area or the finger(s).
  • You may experience pain and tenderness around the surgery scar.
  • Bleeding and infection of the wound.