Hand surgery is the best option for developed Palmar Dupuytren’s. Our surgeon will perform either a fasciotomy or subtotal palmar fasciectomy. Our consultant will talk you through your specific case and answer any questions you may have during an initial virtual consultation.
A fasciotomy is a surgical procedure to divide the thickened cords, loosening them to release the tension on your fingers. The fascia itself stays, but the contracture is released. A fasciotomy is performed under local anaesthetic and you will need to wear a splint following the procedure to help your hand heal properly.
During a subtotal palmar fasciectomy your surgeon will remove thickened fascia tissue to help your finger straighten out. Fasciectomies are done under local anaesthetic and depending on the severity of the condition you may also need a skin graft to seal the wound after the procedure.
A subtotal palmar fasciectomy is more comprehensive than a fasciotomy and is usually only used in more severe cases. It requires more recovery time and more physical therapy to restore strength and mobility to the affected hand.
Although surgery is usually successful, most people find that they don’t have full hand strength after the surgery. Surgery will help with normal hand movements and will make daily tasks easier, but you are unlikely to regain full muscle strength and flexibility after the procedure.
About 20% of patients will also experience a recurrence of contraction and additional surgery may be necessary.
You will experience some pain after the surgery that can be treated with pain medication.
Full recovery can take between 4 to 12 weeks depending on the severity of your condition and the type of surgery. You may also need to undergo physical therapy and wear a splint while your hand is healing.
When you book a consultation with Summerfield Healthcare, you can be assured of a prompt virtual consultation with our orthopaedic specialist.
There is no need for a referral and you can see a specialist without the long delays often associated with the NHS.
We accept self funding and insured patients.
Although we are a private service our fees are structured with our patients in mind and we run regular Dupuytren’s Contracture surgery clinics in Cardiff, Shrewsbury & Wolverhampton.
We can arrange your Dupuytren’s Contracture treatment quickly and easily, simply book a virtual consultation with our orthopaedic hand and wrist surgeon online, email your enquiry to [email protected] or call our reception team on 0333 9000 010. An initial consultation with our orthopaedic surgeon is £199. Face to face consultations can be arranged at your request, simply let us know if this is your preference.
Summerfield Healthcare’s medical reception team are specially trained to deal with all enquiries in a professional, prompt and private manner.
Virtual consultation with our experienced orthopaedic surgeon. Face to face consultations available at your request.
No GP referral needed.
No hidden costs, fee includes:
Post surgery orthopaedic consultation virtually (or face to face if specified by our consultant)
Stitch removal 10 days post surgery