Dupuytren’s Contracture in Dayton, OH
Some people are more prone to thick tissue being formed around tendons in the palm, a condition known as Dupuytren’s contracture. This can make normal hand movement nearly impossible, in which case, Dupuytren’s contracture surgery could be needed. Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons is proud to provide Dupuytren’s contracture surgery to all of their patients in Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, Troy, and other nearby cities in Ohio.
What Is Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?
Connective tissue in the palm can become thickened, forming into bands that pull the fingers inward so that they appear to be permanently bent or crooked. This condition is known as palmar fibromatosis or Dupuytren’s contracture. Doctors are not certain why Dupuytren’s contracture forms, but have discovered that genetics does play a role. It is also common among those who perform most of their work with their hands.
Dupuytren’s contracture surgery involves cutting through the thickened tissue to provide a greater range of motion. It is performed under local anesthesia and is an outpatient procedure.
Benefits of Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery
Dupuytren’s contracture treatment can:
- Eliminate the thick band of tissue underneath the skin, which often becomes tender or makes the hands feel rough
- Restore a normal range of motion to the fingers and palm
- Alleviate any discomfort that might be associated with this condition
Who Is the Ideal Candidate for Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?
You may be recommended for Dupuytren’s contracture surgery if you:
- Cannot place your hand flat on a table
- Have a knuckle joint that is stuck at more than 30 degrees
- Your condition is bothersome and interferes with everyday activities
What do I Need to do Before Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?
Pre-operative instructions will be given to you during your consultation and may include such things as stopping smoking or not eating for 10 to 12 hours before receiving anesthesia.
What Should I Expect on the Day of my Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?
Local anesthesia will be administered, allowing one of our board-certified physicians to make an incision into the palm of your hand. Thickened tissue will then be removed and the area sewn shut.
How Long Does it Take to Perform a Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?
It will take between 45 and 90 minutes to perform your procedure, based upon the amount of scar tissue that must be removed.
What to Expect After Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery
You will have limited movement in the hand where Dupuytren’s contracture surgery was performed. Avoid picking things up with that hand for about a week afterwards.
Will I Have Scars After Getting Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?
Visible scars are very possible after hand surgery; however, a scar revision is typically very successful when it comes to reducing or eliminating those scars.
When Will I See the Results?
You will gradually notice better movement in your hand and fingers as you heal from surgery. It could take as long as one to three months to notice the full results.
How Long Will the Results of Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery Last?
Many people who undergo Dupuytren’s contracture treatment never suffer from this problem again, although it is entirely possible that you could contract palmar fibromatosis again in the future.
Additional Procedures to Enhance Your Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery Results
If your hands are also thin and wrinkled, you may want to consider a fat transfer and injection procedure to help fill them out.
How Much Does Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery Cost in Dayton?
Because you may have different needs than any other patient, we will not be able to discuss the exact cost with you until after your consultation. Cash, personal checks, and credit cards are always accepted for any of the procedures we offer, and many of our patients will also qualify for low-interest financing.
Is Dupuytren’s contracture keeping you from doing the things you love to do? If so, contact Miami Valley Plastic Surgeons to schedule a Dupuytren’s contracture surgery consultation. We gladly welcome patients from throughout Dayton, Centerville, Kettering, and other areas in Ohio.