Palmar fasciectomy Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is a benign hereditary disease that is manifested by thickening of the palmar fascia. The result of the thickening is the appearance of subcutaneous “edges” on the palm, which usually extend towards the fingers and pull them towards the palm, preventing their full extension. The treatment is usually surgical and involves an operation called a palmar fasciectomy. This operation is most often performed under regional anesthesia, less often under local or general anesthesia. The sutures are removed after 12 to 14 days, and it is common for the patient to undergo physical treatment after the operation in order to obtain the maximum result. It is very important for the patients to go to the surgeon on time, because the advanced stages of Dupuytren’s contracture can reduce the success of the treatment.