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The purpose of this page is to inform you about the details of a Dupuytren’s fasciectomy. Your GP or health care team should be able to fill in any gaps if you need further information.
Scar-like tissue on the palm of your hand and finger are typical symptoms of the condition known as Dupuytren’s disease. If the condition worsens the fibrous tissue can cause the fingers to curl into the palm as the tissue contracts. This is known as Dupuytren’s contracture.
Surgery is by far the most effective treatment for this condition. One other possibility that is sometimes used is a needle aponeurotomy. But this procedure does not offer the best chances regarding the return of the disease.
A treatment which is as yet unproven over time, is an injection of the drug collagenase into the band of tissue causing the problem. Radiotherapy can be offered as a treatment option at select centres.
The procedure Dupuytren’s fasciectomy has good results in straightening fingers and returning hand use.