Dupuytren’s contracture is a benign disease of the connective tissue in the palm of the hand. Here, there are nodular and strand-like changes. Through this increasing strand formation, the fingers can usually not be fully stretched. In most cases, the small and ring fingers are affected. If the function of the hand is restricted or the knot causes pain, the surgical removal of the strands and knot should be performed.
The operation takes roughly about 2 hours and is usually performed under local anaesthesia. On request, general anaesthesia is also available.
After about 2 weeks, the stitches can be removed. Up to this point, the hand will be immobilized with a forearm splint. You will not be able to work for a period of 2-4 weeks.