Dupuytren’s Contracture is an inherited disorder of the collagen fibers that make up the structure to our hand. Over time, the fingers or thumb of the hand may be drawn into the palm, unable to be fully extended. While usually pain-free, this can cause dysfunction to the hand, and make it difficult to put the hand flat on a surface, or get your fingers into a glove.
Fortunately, there are several ways to address Dupuytren’s Contracture, including monitoring the hand, surgery, percutaneous procedures, and Xiaflex injections. The method of treatment will be chosen by the patient and the surgeon, and selected to best fit the patient’s desire and need.
If you would like to know more about Dupuytren’s Contracture and the different treatment options available to you, please call Timothy B. Larson, MD at 940-299-HAND to schedule your consultation.
For more information on Xiaflex, please refer to xiaflex.com.