Dupuytren’s Disease Katy TX
At The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy, we treat a wide variety of hand issues and conditions like Dupuytren’s disease. This debilitating disease can significantly hinder the function of the hands and impact your overall quality of life. Certified hand surgeon Dr. Dipan Das offers treatment options for Dupuytren’s disease in Katy, TX.
What Is Dupuytren’s Disease
Dupuytren’s disease is a condition that affects the palms of the hands and can cause flexion contractures of the fingers. The exact cause of Dupuytren’s disease is unclear and likely multifactorial, but it appears to run in families of Scandinavian descent.
At first, Dupuytren’s disease presents as a firm, occasionally tender nodule in the palm. Over time, a thick palpable cord develops in the palm and extends to the fingers, most commonly the little and ring fingers. As the cord matures, a contracture develops at the finger joints, causing stiffness and functional disability.
Treating Dupuytren’s Disease
There is no cure for Dupuytren’s disease, however, the contracture can be addressed with surgical release and/or excision of the firm cords in the palm and affected fingers. Additional options for addressing the cord include an enzymatic injection called Xiaflex, which requires a manual rupture of the cord at a second clinic visit.
Dr. Das will discuss with you the different options for treatment and determine the best treatment in your unique case during your consultation at The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy. It is important to note that because Dupuytren’s disease cannot be cured, there is always a risk that it can return after surgery.
Treatment Cost and Payment Options
The cost of your Dupuytren’s disease treatment in Katy can be discussed during your consultation with certified hand surgeon Dr. Das. Price will be based on several factors. Our team can also go over the payment options available to you.
Schedule a Consultation
If you or a family member suffers from Dupuytren’s disease, please contact The Hand & Plastic Surgery Center of Katy at 832-232-HAND (4263) to schedule an appointment to see Dr. Das. Dr. Das is a certified and highly skilled hand surgeon who can provide you with the proper care you need for your Dupuytren’s disease in Katy, TX.