How soon will I recover after Dupuytren's fasciectomy?
You should be able to go home the same day. Your surgeon may arrange for you to have a splint to wear on your hand at night, and some physiotherapy to help get your fingers moving again. It is also important to exercise your shoulder and elbow gently to prevent stiffness.
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Are there any alternatives to a Dupuytren's fasciectomy?
The consultant may be able to perform a needle aponeurotomy (inserting a small needle under the skin to release the tight cords). However, there is a higher risk of the contracture coming back. Collagenase can be injected into the bands of tissue but this is a new treatment and it is unclear how effective it is. The most effective treatment is surgery.