Contracted fingers may make daily activities difficult or impossible, including reaching into a pocket, shaking hands, putting on gloves, or even washing one’s face. Using a keyboard is particularly troublesome, both because of the inability to straighten the involved digit and the impaired reach of the small finger. Dr. Durand will take the time to carefully outline the various options available to you along with the benefits and risks associated with each procedure during your comprehensive one-on-one consultation.
During a surgery an incision will be made along the natural creases of your hand – this helps to make scars less noticeable after surgery. Dr. Durand will then remove enough of the palmar fascia (the diseased tissue) to allow you to straighten your finger(s). In some cases, a skin graft may be needed if the skin surfaced has contracted so much so that the finger can’t relax as it should and if the palm can’t be stretched out flat.
This procedure is done as an outpatient basis under regional or local block anesthesia. Surgery typically lasts 30 to 40 minutes, after which a dressing is applied and the patient can return home.
IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING TREATMENT FOR DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE, DR. DANIEL DURAND WILL GUIDE YOU, FROM CONSULTATION TO RECOVERY, TO THE BEST DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE TREATMENTS FOR YOUR INDIVIDUAL NEEDS.
As with any surgery, there are risks associated with surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture. The likelihood of complications increases with the following:
Dr. Durand will discuss each of the risks with you and will take specific measures to help avoid potential complications. Possible risks and complications of surgery for Dupuytren’s include:
Most patients have improved movement in their fingers after surgery. However, because the condition is not “cured” with surgery, about 20 percent of patients will experience a meaningful degree of contracture recurrence. Additional surgery may be required for some patients.
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DR. DANIEL DURAND HELPS MEN AND WOMEN FROM MONTREAL AREA TO ENJOY A PAIN-FREE LIFE AGAIN THROUGH THESE TREATMENTS.
Dr. Durand will take the time to carefully outline the various options available to you along with the benefits and risks associated with each procedure during your comprehensive one-on-one consultation.