Dupuytren’s fasciectomy is a surgical operation designed to alleviate the symptoms of a disease called Dupuytren’s contracture.
Dupuytren’s contracture occurs when scar-like tissue forms just underneath the skin of your fingers and in the palm of your hand. The tissue usually builds up over a number of months or years and can eventually force your fingers into an uncomfortable curled up position. It is this curled up position of the fingers that is named Dupuytren’s contracture, the contracture is caused by Dupuytren’s disease.
Before considering surgery your doctor may attempt to alleviate the symptoms by performing a needle aponeurotomy, but there is a high risk the condition will return. Toxin or enzyme injection treatments may also be considered but these are new options and it is unclear how effective they are in the long term.
The most effective treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture is surgery. The surgeon will assess your personal condition before deciding where and how to operate. Common methods for surgically treating the contracture range from cutting a fibrous band in your palm to removing all affected skin and replacing it with skin grafts.
At One Healthcare we can book you in to see a specialist Orthopaedic surgeon, usually within 48 hours, for an initial consultation. Dupuytren’s fasciectomy is available at the One Hatfield Hospital in Hertfordshire and the One Ashford Hospital in Kent.
You can use your private medical insurance or pay for your Dupuytren’s Fasciectomy treatment. We offer competitive, fixed price packages as well as the ability to spread your cost with the option of 0% finance. If you are using your health insurance please do contact your insurer first for approval and let them know you’d like to be treated at either the One Ashford Hospital or One Hatfield Hospital.
Why One Healthcare
- Modern purpose-built hospital opened in March 2016 (Ashford) December 2017 (Hatfield)
- Fast access to diagnostics including MRI, Xray and Ultrasound
- Private, spacious, en-suite rooms
- Specialist Physiotherapy and nursing teams
- Little or no waiting time
- ‘Ultra clean air’ theatres
- Freshly prepared food
- Calm, dignified experience
Contact us and find out more
Contact our team to find out more information regarding private Dupuytren’s Fasciectomy or to book an initial consultation.
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Mr Rajeev Sharma
Consultant Orthopaedic Surgeon - Upper Limb Surgery (Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand)
One Hatfield Hospital