Dupuytren’s Disease is a fibro-contractile disorder affecting the fascia/connective tissue in the palm of the hand & fingers resulting in nodules and cords of tissue that can cause flexion contractures of the fingers. Dupuytren’s Disease is a benign condition, but over time it can cause discomfort and affect the functioning of the hand by limiting finger extension.
Mr Thornton employs a variety of surgical techniques to release (needle fasciotomy) or remove (fasciectomy) the connective tissue in order to allow finger extension. Recurrence following surgery is well recognised and may necessitate revision surgery which may include skin grafting (dermofasciectomy) or joint fusion (arthrodesis). The appropriate surgical options will be discussed in detail at consultation.