Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is an abnormal thickening of the tissue just beneath the skin. This thickening occurs in the palm and can extend into the fingers. Over time, it can cause one or more fingers to curl (contract), or pull sideways or in toward your palm.

Patient History and Examination

Dr. Jason D. Johnson can make a Dupuytren’s Contracture diagnosis after a complete physical examination and review of medical history.

Dupuytren’s Contracture Treatments

Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment at the PHX Plastic Surgery may include:

  • Observation
  • Steroid injections
  • Surgery

Dr. Jason D. Johnson will discuss the most appropriate method based upon the stage and pattern of the disease and the joints involved. The goal of treatment is to improve finger motion and function; however, complete correction of the finger(s) may not always happen. Even with treatment, the disease may come back. Before treatment, Jason D. Johnson will discuss realistic goals and possible risks.

Splinting and hand therapy are often needed after treatment in order to maintain the improved finger function.

Dupuytren’s has no cure, but PHX Plastic Surgery offers several effective treatments that can improve hand function significantly.

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