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Dupuytren’s Contracture

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Dupuytren’s Contracture Symptoms

  • Thickening appearance of the skin in the palm of your hand
  • Skin that appears dimpled or ‘puckered’
  • The feeling of a firm lump or nodule developing in the palm
  • Inability to fully extend fingers
  • Typically occurs in the ring or small fingers initially
A properly performed Dupuytren’s procedure can help improve function of your hand

What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?

What is dupuytren's diseaseDupuytren’s disease is an abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin known as fascia. As the diseased tissue begins to worsen, the patient’s finger movement is severely limited, and can even prevent full extension of the finger. This thickening occurs in the palm and can extend into the fingers. Firm pits, nodules and cords may develop that can cause the fingers to bend into the palm. In advanced cases of Dupuytren’s Disease, the finger may be entirely contracted into the palm. This will cause discomfort, and can even restrict the amount of blood flow to that finger. The patient may need to adjust the finger just to achieve normal blood circulation. Renova offers several techniques to alleviate the symptoms of Dupuytren’s disease.

No Incision Dupuytren’s Release

Antiquated methods for Dupuytren’s release required a long incision to access the tightened cord, damaging tissue and requiring long recovery times. Many cases of Dupuytren’s can be treated using an innovative non-invasive technique. Renova doctors utilize a non-surgical form of Dupuytren’s release, which ensures that patients are able to return to normal as quickly as possible. The simple procedure requires just two brief appointments with the doctor. On Day 1, a small injection of collagenase is released into and left to loosed the stiff portion of the cord. On Day 2, the cord is entirely released, allowing for the finger to return to a normal position.

Fasciectomy with RENOVA Surgeons

In advanced Dupuytren’s cases, surgical removal of the fascia may be required. Patients who require a fasciectomy need an expert hand surgeon, who can operate with precision to preserve the surrounding nerves and blood vessels. Since the diseased tissue of Dupuytren’s is usually intertwined with the nervous system, it takes a very delicate surgery to safely separate the fascia from the nerve. A successful fasciectomy improves movement of the hand. However, since Dupuytren’s Disease is an inherited disease this doesn’t guarantee that symptoms will not reappear. The best course of action is to consult a hand surgeon immediately to see whether you have a condition that needs to be treated.

A New Hand with RENOVA

Our fellowship-trained surgeons have treated countless cases of Dupuytren’s contracture and look forward to helping new patients overcome this debilitating condition. Give us a call at so we may connect you with a fellowship-trained hand expert who can help you take the first steps toward an improvement of Dupuytren’s Contracture.
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