Dupuytren's Contracture

Dupuytren's Contracture is an inherited disorder of the hand where bands of thickened tissue form under the skin of the palm and pulls the fingers towards the palm.

Treatment is by way of surgery in hospital to cut and separate the bands to allow free movement of the fingers. The procedure is a day only procedure with most patients returning to work after two to three weeks. Hand therapy can assist in the recovery following surgery.
Any surgical or invasive procedure carries risks. The information provided here is for general educational purposes only. If you would like to know more, please contact us on (02) 9868 5155 to arrange an appointment or e-mail any enquiries to Dr Peter Haertsch.