Arora Hand Surgery Provides State-of-the-Art Treatments for Dupuytren’s Contracture in Livonia and Southfield!
Have you begun to lose functionality in your hands, particularly in your ring or pinky fingers? You may have developed a condition called Dupuytren’s contracture.
Arora Hand Surgery specializes in diagnosing and treating this and many other disorders of the hands, wrists, forearms, and elbows. If you suspect that you may suffer from Dupuytren’s contracture or any other condition of these areas of the body, contact us today to schedule a consultation appointment with our experienced physician, Dr. Avery Arora.
What is Dupuytren’s Contracture?
Dupuytren’s contracture is a hand deformity that affects the layer of tissue that lies just under the skin of the palm. Knots of tissue begin to form there, creating a thick cord that pulls one or more of the fingers into a bent position. Affected individuals are not able to straighten out their fingers entirely, particularly the ring and pinky fingers.
What are the Symptoms of this Condition?
The symptoms of Dupuytren’s contracture slowly begin to worsen as affected individuals age. Typically, it begins with a gradual thickening of the skin on the palm of the hand. Over time, this skin starts to become puckered or dimpled in appearance. Eventually, this leads to the formation of a firm lump of tissue on the palm, and loss of full functionality in the hand and some of the fingers.
What are the Causes and Risk Factors of this Condition?
While the exact cause of Dupuytren’s contracture is unknown, there are a number of risk factors that can determine how likely an individual is to develop it. Dupuytren’s contracture most commonly affects people over the age of 50. Men are more likely to develop it than women, and individuals of Northern European descent have a higher incidence of this condition than people from other regions of the world. While there is a strong genetic component to Dupuytren’s contracture, lifestyle choices like smoking and alcohol intake can increase an individual’s chances of developing it.
How Can Arora Hand Surgery Help me Correct this Condition?
At Arora Hand Surgery, we specialize in both diagnosing and treating problems of the hand, wrist, forearm, and elbow. Our practice’s lead physician, Dr. Avery Arora, can evaluate your individual case of Dupuytren’s contracture, and use his years of experience to select a procedure that can improve your symptoms and the overall functionality of your hand. Recent developments have resulted in non-surgical treatment options, including the use of XIAFLEX, a simple enzyme injection, to relieve the contractures of the fingers.
Interested in learning more about our practice or scheduling a consultation appointment to see if you have Dupuytren’s contracture? Don’t live in discomfort or pain for any longer — contact Arora Hand Surgery today.