Dupuytren’s Contracture in San Diego, CA
Dupuytren’s Contracture is a disease that can lead to limited use of your hand.
This may happen when tissue in the palm thickens. While it doesn’t always cause pain, this condition tends to progress and it can make it hard to straighten your fingers. Signs and symptoms include a hard lump forming across your palm, inability to place your palm flat on a surface, scarlike bands forming across your palm, and hand pain (less common.). Symptoms usually appear in 50 to 60 year-old men whose families come from northern European countries.
Treatment includes injection with an enzyme which dissolves the thick tissue. Dr. Balourdas is trained in the administration of this medication (Xiaflex, collagenase by Auxillium).
AAOS Fact Page: Dupuytren’s Contracture