DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE RELEASE SCOTTSDALE AZ

Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery in Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert Glendale, Paradise Valley, Mesa and surrounding AZ cities
Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition in which the fingers curl inwards, towards the palm of the hand. It is named after the French surgeon who first described it in 1831 and results from thickening of the tissue beneath the skin in the palm – which causes the fingers to bend and makes them difficult to straighten. While doctors do not really know what triggers this condition, it’s thought to be related to genetics, age, and certain medical conditions.
Phoenix Az plastic surgeon Dr. LaBarbera is a seasoned expert in Dupuytren’s contracture release. This is a surgical procedure used to treat Dupuytren’s contracture. With this treatment, the surgeon aims to restore full range of motion to the affected area. This is typically done by cutting the tight tissue to loosen the underlying tendons. In some cases, Dr. LaBarbera may need to completely remove the tight tissue in order to achieve the goals of your treatment.

WHO IS A CANDIDATE FOR THIS
PROCEDURE

Dupuytren’s contracture release is the surgical procedure that is used to alleviate the buildup of scar tissue in the palm that causes fingers to bend inwards towards the palm. There is no single “candidate” for this treatment. Rather, Dr. LaBarbera recommends Dupuytren’s contracture release procedure for anyone who has significant deformity in one or more fingers or a contracture that limits their ability to use their hand or fingers. To be qualified for this treatment, you also need to be healthy enough to undergo minor surgery.

BENEFITS

Many of Dr. LaBarbera’s Dupuytren’s contracture surgery patients in Mesa, Gilbert, Phoenix, and Scottsdale Az experience life-altering benefits.
  • Improved hand function – improves hand movement and strength, which can help to enhance the patient’s ability to perform everyday activities.
  • Reduced pain – by removing the cord and scar tissue, this procedure helps reduce or eliminate the pain caused by Dupuytren’s contracture.
  • Improved appearance – following this treatment, the patient’s hand looks and functions more normally, reducing the stigma associated with the condition.
  • Reduced risk of recurrence – treatment can reduce the risk of Dupuytren’s contracture recurring by removing the cord and scar tissue that is known to cause the contracture.

Your Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery in Phoenix AZ

Dr. LaBarbera is a highly skilled Dupuytren’s contracture release surgeon who has worked with countless other patients in Mesa, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Gilbert, and surrounding Az areas. The surgeon takes each patient case as unique and works to formulate a highly individualized treatment plan to meet your treatment goals. Dr. LaBarbera is supported by a team of highly trained and professional staffers who care about your safety and well-being. Get in touch with the surgeon’s office to schedule a consultation for the best Dupuytren’s contracture surgery in Phoenix Az.

PROCEDURE APPROACH

Dupuytren’s contracture surgery is an outpatient procedure that may be done under local or general anesthesia. During the surgery, Dr. LaBarbera will make an incision in the area of skin that is affected. The surgeon will then remove the affected tissue and possibly some of the underlying structures. He’ll then inject a medication called collagenase into the area to help loosen and break down the bands of tissue that are causing a problem. Once the treatment is completed, Dr. LaBarbera closes the incision with sutures and may place a splint or wrap to help immobilize the area and reduce swelling and discomfort.

Recovery

Most patients experience a dramatic improvement in their ability to use their affected hand. There is usually some swelling and discomfort around the site of the procedure, but this typically resolves within a few days. Most patients can resume regular activities within 3 – 6 weeks.
DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE SURGERY FAQ

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Dupuytren’s Contracture is an ailment in which one or more fingers become permanently bent in a flexed position. It is caused by a thickening of the tissue in the palm of the hand. Symptoms can include pain, numbness, and a decrease in the hand’s range of motion, making it difficult to perform everyday activities. Treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture may involve medications, physical therapy, or surgery.
Dupuytren’s Contracture release is a surgical procedure that is used to treat a Dupuytren’s Contracture. Plastic surgeons focus on releasing the tightness in the tissue in order to straighten the patient’s fingers. This treatment is usually administered as a minor outpatient surgery under local anesthesia.
The risks associated with Dupuytren’s Contracture surgery are relatively low but may include infection, excessive bleeding, nerve damage, scarring, and stiffness of the operated area. Dr. LaBarbera utilizes advanced techniques and the latest treatment methods in order to minimize the risk of complications.
Recovery time varies depending on the type of procedure you had and any health conditions you may have. Generally, you can expect to take at least 2 weeks to recover from Dupuytren’s Contracture surgery.
Most patients experience some degree of discomfort after having Dupuytren’s Contracture surgery. Your doctor may prescribe pain medication to help manage any pain you may have. Make sure to get in touch with Dr. LaBarbera’s office if you encounter any unusual symptoms.
Your doctor may recommend that you undergo physical therapy after having Dupuytren’s Contracture surgery to help strengthen the operated area and improve your range of motion. It’s important to follow your doctor’s post-op instructions in order to ensure a successful recovery.
Most insurance companies will cover at least part of the cost for Dupuytren’s Contracture surgery. Make sure to contact your insurance provider to get more details about your coverage.
Jude LaBarbera MD Plastic Surgery of Scottsdale & Gilbert has provided this website for informational purposes only. This website does not constitute formal medical advice. Please contact our office to schedule your plastic surgery consultation to further discuss your medical needs. Serving Gilbert, Phoenix, Scottsdale, Glendale, and other surrounding cities in Arizona, including Paradise Valley, Chandler, and Mesa AZ.