Dupuytren's Fasciotomy

 

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Tight band of Dupuytren's disease in the palm limited finger straightening

Skin cleaned and local anaesthetic injected

The palmar skin is cleaned with an antiseptic to minimise infection

A careful fasciotomy is performed open with a knife as this is safer than with a needle

After the band is just about full cut the finger is stretched open. Note that nearly full straightening of the finger is achieved

After the band is just about full cut the finger is stretched open. Note that nearly full straightening of the finger is achieved

The stretching results in the palmar cut opening up. This is left to heal up over several weeks

The wound and finger are dressed and held in a plaster of Paris splint for a week to maintain straightening and then movement begun

The wound and finger are dressed and held in a plaster of Paris splint for a week to maintain straightening and then movement begun

The wound and finger are dressed and held in a plaster of Paris splint for a week to maintain straightening and then movement begun

 

The Hand to Elbow Clinic
29a James Street West
Bath BA1 2BT

Tel 01225 316895
Fax 01225 484949
info@handtoelbow.com
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