Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery

Dupuytren’s contracture, or palmar fibromatosis, is a condition that affects the palm of the hand. It causes the tissue under the hand’s skin, called the palmar fascia, to thicken and knot together, causing one or more fingers to be gradually pulled into a flexed position. Dupuytren’s contracture is most commonly seen in males over age 50 and most commonly affects the ring finger and small finger. It can make shaking hands, writing, and other everyday manual activities difficult. At Surgical Solutions Network, our fellowship-trained surgeons correct this condition by offering private Dupuytren’s contracture surgery in Canada.

Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery With Surgical Solutions Network

Patients from Toronto, Ontario; Winnipeg, Manitoba; Calgary, Alberta; Laval, Quebec; and across Canada and all over the world choose Surgical Solutions Network for Dupuytren’s contracture surgery. Our surgeons have years of experience and a commitment to excellence in performing this and other hand and wrist procedures. Our modern facility and patient-centred philosophy will ensure you have a positive, rewarding experience.

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Treatments for Dupuytren’s Contracture of the Hand

Our fellowship-trained physicians typically perform Dupuytren’s contracture surgery through incisions in the palm to correct genetic, progressive, permanent flexion of the fingers. In some cases, they can correct the problem with minimally invasive treatments, such as needle release (aponeurotomy).

What Is the Goal of Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?

The surgery involves the release or removal of thick bands and/or nodules on the palmar surface of the fingers and hand in order to correct:

  • Inability to straighten fingers
  • Painful lumps or thickenings on the palm

Dupuytren’s contracture surgery can restore normal position and full mobility to the fingers in most patients.

What Happens During Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?

Dupuytren’s contracture surgery is performed using local or general anaesthesia, depending on the patient. The surgeon makes an incision in the palm of the hand and removes the tissue causing the fingers to bend.

What Is Recovery Like After Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?

Recovery time after Dupuytren’s contracture surgery varies based on the type of surgery. For palmar fasciectomy, full functional recovery typically takes between 4 to 6 weeks. If minimally invasive techniques are used, recovery may take 2 to 4 weeks. During recovery, patients should:

  • Perform finger exercises and use splinting to reduce stiffness and regain strength.
  • Follow your surgeon’s guidance for pain management.
  • Keep sutures clean and dry to prevent infection and promote healing.

Next Steps: Book Your Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery Consultation

If you are ready to discuss your Dupuytren’s contracture surgery needs with our surgeons, contact us using our online form to learn more and request a consultation today. To discover your health options, your patient advisor will discuss:

  • Your medical history
  • Incision techniques
  • Potential risks and complications
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