A progressive condition affecting the connective tissue that lies beneath the palm, Dupuytren’s contracture can eventually lead to complete loss of mobility in the hand. The debilitating condition often begins with a small lump in the palm, with the progressive formation of rope-like cords throughout the hand, which cause contractures and prevent the opening of fingers and placing the hand flat.
Minimally invasive treatment methods such as needle aponeurotomy may be helpful in reducing pain and debilitation caused by Dupuytren’s contracture, but if unsuccessful in relieving your pain, your doctor may recommend a fasciectomy surgery.
If you’re experiencing symptoms of Dupuytren’s contracture, schedule an appointment with one of the doctors in the Hand & Elbow Center at The Orthopaedic Group, P.C., by calling (251) 450-2746.
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