Dupuytren

WHAT IS DUPUYTREN DISEASE ?
It is a disease that affects the fascia—the fibrous layer of tissue that lies underneath the skin in the palm and fingers. In patients with Dupuytren’s, the fascia thickens, then tightens over time. This causes the fingers to be pulled inward, towards the palm.

It occurs in men over 40 and people of northern European origin. The incidence of the disease is increasing in diabetics and alcoholics.

WHAT ARE THE STEPS FOR APPLICATION ?
Surgery is unnecessary for nodules who do not cause tension in the finger and reduce mobility. Cortisone injection can be performed in appropriate patients to reduce progression. However, it must be under doctor’s supervision and should be treated with appropriate surgical procedure as soon as finger is not open.

Many surgical methods have been defined and the method to be applied according to the surgeon and the patient may vary. If the earlier you come, the better results you will achieve after the surgical intervention.

This is applied to hand area.

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