Once I have the surgery, will I require any further treatment?
Dr Safvat recommends patients that undergo Dupuytren’s Contracture Release undergo hand therapy following their surgery. Dr Safvat will go through the recovery process in detail during the consultation.
How long before I can use my hand properly after the surgery?
Following Dupuytrens Contracture Release surgery, you can expect discomfort, swelling, and stiffness. Most patients can return to light work within a few days (using their unoperated hand), but it may take 6-8 weeks before the operated can be used as normal.
Are there any alternatives to surgery?
Mild Dupuytren’s contracture is usually managed by non-surgical means. These include Vitamin E cream, splinting, a steroid injection into the cords and nodules. However, if the symptoms persist or are more severe, surgery may be the best option.