Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Dupuytren's Contracture Treatment

Treatment for Dupuytren's contracture often includes corticosteroids, physical therapy and surgery to restore function.

Treatment for Dupuytren's contracture includes:

  • Corticosteroid injections for Dupuytren's contracture
  • Physical therapy for Dupuytren's contracture
    • To improve finger strength and range of motion
  • Surgery for Dupuytren's contracture:
    • To restore normal motion of the tendons
    • Conventional open surgery
  • Needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's contracture
    • Has been suggested as an option to conventional open surgery.
  • The FDA recently approved Xiaflex (TM) and product that contains collagenase clostridium histolyticum:
    • A new injectable medication that breaks up the scar tissue that causes the symptoms and deformities associated with Dupuytren's.

Dupuytren's Contracture Specialist

Physicians from the following specialties evaluate and treat Dupuytren's contracture:

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Last Updated: Oct 13, 2010 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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PubMed Dupuytren's Contracture References
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  3. Wilbrand S, Ekbom A, Gerdin B. A cohort study linked increased mortality in patients treated surgically for Dupuytren's contracture. J Clin Epidemiol. 2005 Jan;58(1):68-74. [15649673]
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