Dupuytren's disease (Crooked Finger) is a benign disease of the connective tissue of the palm and fingers. Due to causes that are still unknown, it first results in the formation of knots and strands, which lead to an increasing retraction of the fingers. The ring or little finger is usually affected, but the disease can occur on any finger and even on the sole of the foot (Ledderhose's disease). The retraction of the fingers leads to increasing stiffness of the affected joints and impaired hand function at work and in everyday life.
Treatment used to be by surgery to remove the cords. Since 2011, we have had a substance available (XIAPEX®) that is injected into the cords by means of an injection and dissolves them at the injection site. After 24 hours, the strand can be torn by gentle traction and the finger can be completely stretched again, depending on the initial findings.
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