Cure of Dupuytren

A Dupuytren’s contracture typically progresses very slowly, over a period of years. You may develop one or more small lumps, or nodules, in the palm. The nodules may thicken and contract, contributing to the formation of dense and tough cords of tissue under the skin.

As the bend in your finger increases, it may become hard to straighten it fully, and it may become difficult to grasp large objects.

Dupuytren’s disease usually affects the 4th and 5th fingers (ring and auricular) but can also, although more rarely, interest the whole hand.

The goal of the surgery is to provide reliable correction of the deformity. The procedure involves a Z-shaped incision in the hand (Brunner’s incision), whereby the surgeon will isolate and remove the diseased fibrous tissue while preserving the tendons, nerves and blood vessels.

  • Anesthesia : Loco-regional
  • Technique : Open microsurgery
  • Hospitalization : Outpatient care
  • Immobilization : non-systematic splint
  • No rehabilitation
  • Immediate Self-rehabilitation
  • Post-operative visit : 4 weeks after surgery