Non-surgical treatment for Dupuytren's is now available at Spire Hull and East Riding Hosptial. The treatment involves a collagenase enzyme injection administered to the affected area by a specialist consultant. This treatment is offered by Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeons Mr Jacob Der Tavitian and Mr Muhammad Ismail and Consultant Plastic Surgeon Mr Richard Pinder
What is Dupuytren's contracture?
Dupuytren's contracture is a fixed flexion contracture of the hand where the fingers bend towards the palm and cannot be fully extended (straightened).
The traditional surgical treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture is called palmar fasciectomy. It involves removal of a section of the tissue (the fascia) under the skin on the palm of the hand. The operation is either performed as a day-case, or will involve one night’s stay in hospital.
Collagenase enzyme injection treatment for Dupuytren's
Collagenase enzyme injection is a new, non-surgical treatment for dupuytren’s contracture. It involves injection of collagenase enzyme into the Dupuytren’s cord in the hand.
This non-surgical pharmacological treatment offers patients the convenience of an out-patient procedure and avoidance of surgery.
24 hours after the injection, patients return to clinic for the release procedure, which involves breaking the cord and finger extension. Patients will be then given a finger splint to wear and specific exercises to do at home.
For more information about Dupuytren's contracture, click here.
How to access non-surgical treatment for Dupuytren's at Spire Hull and East Riding Hosptial
Access to our orthopaedic surgeon is by referral only. If you are interested in non-surgical treatment for Dupuytren's, ask your GP for a private referral to one of our surgeons at Spire Hull and East Riding Hospital.
For more information or to make an appointment please contact the sales and marketing team on 01482 672 412