Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture, also known as Dupuytren’s disease, can be treated conservatively and surgically. The stage of your disease is decisive when choosing the right treatment for these “knots in your hand”. If you are at an early stage of Dupuytren’s contracture, the conservative use of X-rays can produce good results. Other conservative treatments, such as massages, hand baths, ultrasound, cortisone injections or laser applications, have not been scientifically proven and are therefore controversial.
At advanced stages of Dupuytren’s contracture, surgery may be a suitable treatment option to alleviate your symptoms. To do this, our experienced hand surgeons at Schoen Clinic München Harlaching apply the entire spectrum from minimally invasive to open surgical procedures. Intensive follow-up treatment is indispensable for a positive treatment outcome. Experienced hand therapists are by your side to provide this for you at our Therapy and Training Centre.

Conservative treatment methods

Surgical treatment methods

Minimally invasive treatment methods


General information about Dupuytren's contracture

Hard knot on your hand? A possible sign of Dupuytren's disease. Causes, other symptoms & diagnostic options can be discovered here.