Dupuytrens Contracture

DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE is a condition of the hand that results in thick fibrous cords which develop most commonly in the connective tissue of the palm and extend to the digit(s). It usually is a process that slowly over the years causes cords to thicken and eventually shorten. It is typically not a painful process. It will often produce an inability to completely extend the affected digit(s). Severe cases result in fingers that are contracted into the palm which cannot be extended. Conservative treatment usually is of no use.

Outpatient operations to correct this are of two basic types:

1) Incisional Procedures - where the cords are cut and the fingers extended; and

2) Excisional Procedures - where the cords are actually removed and the fingers extended. The excisional procedures are used much more often and have much greater longevity.

General Information



Up to 2 hours. Time varies.

Yes, insurance is accepted for this procedure. We participate with most plans. Medicare and most Commercial Insurances are accepted.

Unrestricted Work within 3-6 weeks (details at left)

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