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Dupuytren’s disease is a condition that often causes scarring of the skin on the palm of your hand and fingers. The scar tissue contracts as the condition develops, forcing your fingers to curl towards your palm. This is known as Dupuytren’s contracture. Surgery is currently the most effective way to correct the curl of the fingers, returning the mobility and use of your hand.
During the procedure, which uses an anaesthetic technique to suit your treatment, your surgeon will either cut the scarred tissue on the skin of your palm or remove the tissue and make the area good again with skin grafts.
You can usually return home on the same day, although your hand may take a little time to settle after the operation. Gently exercise your fingers and hand every day to encourage a swift recovery, but do check with your consultant beforehand.
EIDO Healthcare Limited – The operation and treatment information on this website is produced using information from EIDO Healthcare Ltd and is licensed by Aspen Healthcare.
The information should not replace advice that your relevant health professional would give you.