Dupuytren’s Disease Surgery in Dallas, TX
Those who are unable to flex their fingers due to scar tissue are said to have Dupuytren’s contracture. Dupuytren’s contracture surgery and nonsurgical prescription XIAFLEX® are effective forms of treatment for this condition, which affects a number of our Plano and Frisco area patients. For relief you can count on turn to board-certified plastic surgeon, Dr. Charles A. Wallace of Charles A. Wallace, MD, to help you regain the use of your fingers, allowing you to enjoy a more normal lifestyle.
What is Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?
Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that occurs whenever scar tissue builds up in the palmar fascia or deep tissue in the palm of the hand. Some people inherit Dupuytren’s contracture while others develop it after a hand injury. It may actually take several years for the symptoms to materialize to the point where treatment is necessary.
A procedure known as a needle aponeurotomy is often performed to release scar tissue. This involves numbing the area so that a needle can be inserted into the scar tissue. Doing so separates the scar tissue by poking holes in it, releasing tension and allowing your fingers to begin flexing again. Dr. Wallace also offers XIAFLEX®, which is a non-surgical prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a “cord” can be felt.
What is XIAFLEX®?
Are you frustrated by the fact that you can’t straighten your fingers because you have Dupuytren’s contracture? Have you been living with your Dupuytren’s contracture with a “cord” that can be felt? Dr. Wallace is pleased to offer XIAFLEX®, a non-surgical treatment that can help you address this problem.
XIAFLEX® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a “cord” can be felt. Dr. Wallace will inject XIAFLEX® into the cord that is causing your finger to bend. XIAFLEX® is injected in 3 locations of the cord during each injection procedure. If you have more than 1 contracture, Dr. Wallace may give you 2 injections in 1 of your hands during your visit. After an injection of XIAFLEX®, your affected hand will be wrapped with a bandage and Dr. Wallace will instruct you on how to care for your hand. You will need to elevate your hand until bedtime, and you will be asked to limit movement of the treated finger(s), and not to bend or straighten the fingers of your injected hand until Dr. Wallace says it is okay. Do not try to straighten the treated finger yourself.
Benefits of Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery
Dupuytren’s contracture surgery and nonsurgical prescription XIAFLEX® can help you address the symptoms of Dupuytren’s contracture. The benefits of Dupuytren’s contracture surgery are:
- Immediate relief
- Relatively little downtime
- Quick, in-office procedure
- Long lasting results
Is Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery Right for Me?
If your primary care physician has determined that scar tissue buildup is limiting the use of your fingers, Dupuytren’s contracture surgery could be right for you. Set up your consultation now, and find out if Dupuytren’s contracture surgery or nonsurgical prescription XIAFLEX® is right for you!
Elements of a Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery
This procedure requires the insertion of a tiny syringe to numb the area, followed by another thin needle to puncture scar tissue and relieve pressure.
How much Does Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery Cost?
During your consultation, Dr. Wallace will answer any questions you may have, and outline the different treatment options available to you, including Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery and nonsurgical prescription XIAFLEX®, and once a treatment plan has been established, we will then be able to provide you with a cost. At that time, we will discuss our various financing options with you. Some of our Dupuytren’s contracture procedures may be covered by insurance, in which case we will do our best to ensure you receive all the benefits you are entitled to under your plan. For your convenience, we accept cash, check, Visa®, MasterCard®, American Express® and Discover®. Financing options are also available via Prosper® Healthcare Lending.
After Your Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery
Your hand may initially feel numb. However, this is just the effects of the anesthesia and is nothing to worry about. Any numbness and tingling you do feel should go away within a few hours.
Getting Back to Normal Following Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery
Leave any bandages in place until Dr. Wallace instructs you to remove them. Avoid submerging your hand in water for at least 48 hours after surgery. You may perform light activity right away but should limit heavy use of your hand for around a week or so.
If you live in Plano, Frisco or anywhere in Dallas, TX, and regularly suffer the debilitating effects of Dupuytren’s contracture, find out if Dupuytren’s contracture surgery or nonsurgical prescription XIAFLEX® from Charles A. Wallace, MD could be right for you. Contact board-certified plastic surgeon Dr. Wallace today for a complimentary consultation!