I received a pleasant message from one of my patients this morning, and I wanted to share her story. “ Dear Dr. Diao, Once again I want to thank you for the excellent job of repairing my Dupuytren's contracture. Since you took a few photos of my hand post-surgery, I thought I would share with you photos from day 4 post surgery. Many thanks. Sincerely,
Patient X "
From Dr. Diao… “Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition where the normal tissue that keeps the skin of the palm anchored to the deeper structures. This allows the palm to be effective in grasp. Cords and lumps can appear and these can cause the finger to flex and be unable to fully straighten.
New treatments include mini-incision surgery and non-surgical treatments with injectable drugs that soften the contracture and in some cases melt it away!”
Originally posted on August 9, 2012