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Has anyone had the operation for Duypuytrens contracture?

And if you have how long was the process ie can it be done in daysurgury

Depending on your general health it can be done as a daycase. Some contractures can be done under local anaesthetic and so even if you were in poor health you would be done as a day case.  (+ info)

What do you do with a muscle contracture in the wrist.?

Like how do you loosen the muscles and make the wrist straighten up again

The prognosis depends on the severity and stage of disease at which treatment is started. Surgery seems to be the only option.

If surgical release to relieve pressure is performed before permanent damage occurs, then the expected outcome is excellent. The wounds are usually left open (covered with a sterile dressing) and closed later (usually 48-72 hrs later) during a second surgery once the swelling has resolved.

...nerves compressed for greater than 12 to 24 hours will usually become permanently damaged.

Below in the source area is a good article about muscle contractures.

GOOD LUCK!  (+ info)

Capsular contracture after a breast augmentation?

Just wondering if anyone else has experienced this. I had asymetrical breast and had an implant put in my left breast to correct the problem. I had my augmentation done in May of 2003 and had a second surgery in March of 2004 to correct the "CC". I believe I have it again.

I was just wondering if anyone else has had "CC" after augmentation and what you did for it? How many times did you have it?

sorry, i never got it, but i feel for you. I am sorry that you are having this re-occuring problem. I believe you should contact your surgeon and have him check it out. As you know, this is nothing to play with. Good luck!  (+ info)

Dupuyten's contracture or other hand tendon problem/injury?

To treat it did you:

Have hand surgery?
Used Chinese medicines?
Change lifestyle, ie: drinking, diet?

I have quickly advancing symptoms and don't know anything about it.

Sorry but surgery is the only permanent answer for this condition. Don't waste your money or recovery time on the other alternatives.
Good luck!  (+ info)

How common is Dupuytren's Contracture?

a disease causing an abnormal thickening of the tissue between the skin and the tendons in the palm and may limit movement of one or more fingers

Dupuytren's contracture is an abnormal thickening of tough tissue (fibrous layer) underneath the skin of the palm and fingers. It is the thickening of this tissue that can cause the fingers to curl. Dupuytren's contracture is more common in men than in women. The cause of Dupuytren's contracture is not known. It is not caused by an injury. It is not a cancer. There is no way to stop or cure the problem. It is not dangerous. Dupuytren's contracture usually progresses very slowly and may not be troublesome for years. If a painful lump is present, an injection may help diminish the pain. Surgery is recommended when the inability to straighten the fingers significantly limits hand function. Surgery for Dupuytren's contracture divides or removes the thickened bands to help restore finger motion. Sometimes the wound is left open and allowed to heal gradually. Skin grafting may sometimes be needed. Risks of surgery include injury to nerves and blood vessels and infection. Some swelling and soreness are expected, but severe problems are rare. Duypuytren's contracture is the most common simple genetic trait that has yet to be genetically mapped. Although its cause is not completely understood, it is believed that the disease results from a defect in the body's normal wound healing response. Understanding its genetic origins therefore, will likely provide insights into a host of other similarly characterized diseases
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Hope this helps
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Has anyone had surgery for Dupuytren's contracture?

I hope you can help me with a few queries.

How bad was your condition before surgery and how long did your hand take to recover?

Were there side effects of the surgery like loss of motility in the fingers?

Did it reoccur?


I know someone who did but it didn't work  (+ info)

Does anyone have "Dupuytren's Contracture"? Have you had to have surgery yet?

Is it a painful surgery?
No I am not having this procedure done at this time but I do have this disease and will have to have it done sooner or later. That is why I was wondering if anyone has had the surgery done and how it was.

surgery is only effcetive treatment,,,its not painfull....  (+ info)

does anyone know anything about dupertren contracture of the hands?

relatively common diorder with cordlike or nodular thickening of both hands with fourth and fifth fingers mostly affected. the cause is unknown but has a genetic predisposition.  (+ info)

how can i correct my hip contracture? i am an above knee amputee and havent been stretching my limb.?

not wearing prothesis right now due to weight gain. need to get on the program. just thought i would see how to reduce the effect of not stretching my limb. help

Your second line of your question says it all. You state that you haven't been stretching. Of course you are going to start to lose flexibility. You must stretch. I will assume that you have been to a Physical Therapist before. If not you should have been. You need to follow the program of stretching and strengthening that should have been given to you to prevent such problems as these. You need to be spending some time on your stomach to stretch out the front of your hip (flexors). I would recommend that you go back to your doctor and ask for a referral to a Physical Therapist and possibly a dietitian as well. You need to make sure that you are staying as active as possible and eating right.  (+ info)

What causes nighttime leg cramps that result in extremly painful temporary contractures called?

Occasionally, I wake up in such a severe state of leg/calf pain when these episodes of contractures occur. It takes all I can do to force the contracture to ease. I usually end up trying to force my foot back to a normal posiiton to stop the contracture. And the pain is beyond anything else I can endure. I am also Type II Diabetic. Please help.

These cramps (Charlie horses) are commonly caused by dehydration, too much caffeine or too much booze as well as by a deficiency of potassium (bananas), calcium (dairy products), magnesium (nuts) or vitamin B6 (dairy products).  (+ info)

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