Depuytrens contraction

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Depuytrens contraction

Postby RodWatts » 20 Nov 2017, 7:01pm

I’ve got it quite badly in two fingers and have an appointment at my local hospital ( Kingston) next month for a consultation with a hand specialist.
I’ve heard there’s possibly an injection you can have instead of the surgery. ( thanks to Doc Martin for the heads up!)
Has anyone any experience of said injection and is it any good.

PS the good thing about the depuytrens contraction of ones fingers is that one has a fantastic grip on the handlebars, hard to let go....
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Re: Depuytrens contraction

Postby pga » 11 Dec 2017, 7:41pm

Do not dismiss surgery. I had a successful operation on one finger several years ago and it has been fine since. I also had a successful carpel tunnel operation a few years before that. Two different surgeons from Milton Keynes Hospital but with good results from both. Apart from occasional numbness from poor road surfaces I ride about 100 miles a week without any trouble.

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Re: Depuytrens contraction

Postby bikepacker » 12 Dec 2017, 11:45am

For about 6 years I have had it in my little finger on my right hand and my index finger on my left hand. All the advice I have been given is not to have surgery or injections as both have recovery problems. After the Doc Martin episode was shown to me I contacted my doctor on a telephone consultation and she said such a procedure would never be carried out in a doctors surgery. She also reiterated her previous advice to leave alone unless they become much worse.
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