About Dupuytren's Contracture
Dupuytren’s contracture is a deformity in the hand in which the tissue within the palm of the hand thickens. This then causes the fingers to remain stuck in a bent position. Most often found in those of Northern European descent, Dupuytren’s contracture can severely affect mobility, making it difficult to extend your fingers, shake hands, grasp objects, or simply put your hands in your pockets. Board-certified surgeon Dr. Steven Gordon offers advanced treatments, including injectable and surgical procedures, to effectively treat Dupuytren’s contracture and restore the function of the affected area. If you have been diagnosed with this condition and want to learn more about the treatment options offered at Gordon Plastic Surgery, we invite you to contact us in The Woodlands, TX to schedule a consultation with Dr. Gordon and his skilled team.
Dr. Gordon offers two different types of treatment for those patients where intervention is appropriate. One technique involves the injection of collagenase directly into the abnormal tissue to help disrupt and soften the tissue. At a return visit a couple of days later, Dr. Gordon numbs the area and manipulates the hand to break the tissue and correct the extension deformity. The other approach Dr. Gordon may recommend is a surgical procedure. During the surgery, Dr. Gordon carefully removes the abnormal tissue in the palm and digit while protecting the surrounding nerves, arteries, and tendons.
With either technique, there is a variable chance of recurrence, and Dr. Gordon can counsel you more on the topic during your consultation.
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What to Expect
Occupational therapy is typically needed following a surgical procedure to treat Dupuytren’s contracture to restore movement and strength to the affected digits. You will be counseled to sleep in a splint for 4 – 6 months to avoid losing the gains made with treatment. In order to aid in your recovery and ensure the best results, Dr. Gordon and his team will provide you with all necessary aftercare instructions. You will also attend follow-up appointments to have your recovery progress monitored.
Dupuytren's contracture can greatly affect the mobility of your hands and fingers, making it difficult to perform simple tasks. However, through advanced surgical procedures, Dr. Steven Gordon is able to effectively treat this condition and allow for restored function. Contact us in The Woodlands, TX to learn more and to schedule a consultation at Gordon Plastic Surgery.