DUPUYTRENS also called Contracture, Fasciitis, Vikings Disease


*An inherited disease of the palm of the hand
*Can happen in anyone but mostly males

*Occurs mostly in males of European descent more than 40 years old
*Can cause lumps in the palm and sometimes make the fingers curl up
*Especially affects the Ring and Pinky fingers
*Can be confused with trigger finger tendonitis
*Newer options exist, though still no permanent cure



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OLD TREATMENT OPTIONS

Before there was only one option if it got bad: going “under the knife”
At present, while there is no real “cure”, we have less invasive options


LATEST TREATMENT OPTIONS

XIAFLEX, collagenase injections

NEEDLE APONEUROTOMY (NA)


THE GOOD NEWS, we can help