Dupuytren's contracture procedure
Dupuytren's contracture is a common affection. In most cases, no cause is found, but it most commonly affects middle-aged or older men.
Under the skin of the palm and extending into each finger is a sheet of fibrous tissue, called the fascia. It behaves like a shield, protecting the delicate structures beneath. Unfortunately, this fascia can thicken for several reasons and this thickening is called Dupuytren's contracture.
It is possible that total recovery will not take place or will take a long time to occur, but the improvement is remarkable in the hand.
Risks of Dupuytren's contracture
- Pain: The procedure involves moving soft tissue and hurts afterwards.
- Bleeding: There will inevitably be some bleeding.
- Scar: The operation will leave a thin scar on the palm and finger.
- Infection: This may present as redness, discharge...
- Thick Keloid Scar: These are scars that grow excessively thick, red, and elevated.
- Delayed wound healing: This can occur if the wound is under stress, infected, or has poor blood supply.