Finger Contracture

If you ever felt a hard lump or cord in the palm of your hands, the chances are you have developed a Dupuytren Contracture. This is a thickening and shortening of the palmar fascia underneath your skin which can be painful and disabling.

With progression, finger joints can become permanently flexed, and it becomes impossible to place hands flat on a table. Gripping items like a hammer is difficult.

People descended from the Vikings have a genetic disposition to inheriting this disorder, and it affects both men and women.

In the past extensive, open removal of the cords was performed, leaving unsightly scars and putting you out of work for many weeks.

There is another, minimal-invasive method, our clinic is offering patients: Needle Aponeurotomy.

Instead of large zig-zag incisions, the cords are devided at several points at palm and finger, leaving the cord in place, but divided, so the finger can be straightened again. This procedure is performed in 30 minutes and you can be playing golf or tennis in a week.

Have a look at the pictures taken from one of our patients who had this precedure. You clearly see the difference before and after. This lady went straight to our Receptionist and proclaimed: ”Look, I can completely straighten my finger again, something I could not do for years.”

If you would like to be part of this success story, please make an appointment and we are happy to discuss the details with you.