Dupuytren’s contracture – our treatment
Pathological changes in the connective tissue of the hand are summarised as Dupuytren’s contracture. Without treatment, the fingers become more and more bent, causing the functionality of your hand to be increasingly limited. Dupuytren’s contracture usually causes little or no pain, which is why this progressive disease is often only treated when the curvature is pronounced. Our hand specialists at Schoen Clinic Neustadt will examine and advise you in a detailed consultation with regard to which therapy is appropriate for you. If possible, our experts treat your Dupuytren’s contracture using minimally invasive procedures, which they perform on an outpatient basis. However, if the mobility of your fingers is already limited, surgery with a short inpatient stay may be the best alternative for treating your Dupuytren’s contracture in order to restore the functionality of your fingers on a long-term and sustainable basis. After your operation, we will show you various exercises from physiotherapy, which you should perform at home for about eight to twelve weeks. Afterwards, your hand is resilient and ready to be used again.