Dupuytrens Fasciectomy

Dupuytren’s fasciectomy is hand surgery performed to straighten permanently curled fingers and improve hand function.

Our modern, purpose-built hospital offers excellent outpatient facilities for your Dupuytren’s fasciectomy. We have specialist hand surgeons who routinely perform this procedure and utilise their wealth of experience and qualifications.

We are a Centre of Excellence for Orthopaedics and as such you can rest assured you’re in safe hands from consultation right through to your aftercare.

What is Dupuytren’s fasciectomy?

Dupuytren’s fasciectomy aims to alleviate symptoms of advanced Dupuytren’s disease, known as Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dupuytren's disease is a hand deformity that occurs when the fibrous tissue just beneath the skin of your fingers and the palm of your hand, called fascia, thickens and contracts and forces one or more of your fingers to permanently curl into your palm.

Over time Dupuytren's contracture may progress and cause you to be unable to place the palm of your hand down flat on a table top.

Surgery is currently the only treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture.

Dupuytren's fasciectomy is a type of Dupuytren’s contracture surgery that divides or removes the thickened fibrous tissue in your palm and fingers.

What does Dupuytren’s fasciectomy involve?

Dupuytren’s fasciectomy can be performed under local, regional or general anaesthetic depending on the complexity of your contracture, often in an outpatient setting.

The surgery technique is based on the severity of your contracture, other tissues involved, the length of time your finger has been bent and, your post-operative rehabilitation. It can take 30 minutes to two hours to complete.

If you have a mild contracture, your Dupuytren’s fasciectomy will be a simpler procedure where your surgeon removes just the diseased tissue to free your joint and allow full straightening.

For more complex cases your surgeon will remove the overlying skin as well and replace it with a skin graft.

Your hand surgeon will talk you through your recommended procedure to ensure you are fully aware of all that is involved beforehand.

How soon will I recover after Dupuytren’s fasciectomy?

You can expect to go home the same day as your Dupuytren’s fasciectomy surgery.

You will have a dressing on your hand and often a splint or a cast. You should rest your hand for a week.

Your hand may feel sore and be swollen for the first few weeks after your surgery but this will settle.

Most patients can drive within ten days of their Dupuytren’s fasciectomy.

What is the cost of Dupuytren’s fasciectomy?

The cost of a Dupuytren’s fasciectomy will depend on the severity of your contracture. Following a consultation with your hand surgeon we will provide you with a guide package price that involves one payment at a pre-agreed price and delivers direct access to all the treatment you need for complete reassurance. At Clifton Park Hospital you can also choose to spread the cost of your treatment with our finance options.

If you have private medical insurance, your Dupuytren’s fasciectomy may be covered by your policy. We advise that you get written confirmation of this from your insurance provider before to your surgery.

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