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[*] posted on 7-29-2017 at 05:03 PM
Dupuytren's contracture, Dupuytren's disease


My mom is visiting and her tendons on her hands are beginning to shrink. Not painful but becoming debilitating.

Has anyone here dealt with this disease? What did you do?

She heard that operations don't really work. I saw shots that are $3300 each for a series of 8 to fix the tendon. Doesn't always work and multiply that by 2 (both hands) for mom!??

Right.............like most of us can afford that.

Any experience with this would be helpful. Gracias de antemano - thanks in advance.




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[*] posted on 7-29-2017 at 06:29 PM


perhaps scholar.google.com can be some help

https://scholar.google.com.mx/scholar?q=Dupuytren%27s+contra...
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[*] posted on 7-30-2017 at 06:31 AM


I would search out a chiropractor or physical therapist versed in the Graston Technique
http://www.grastontechnique.com/home

Many will often use laser or other adjunctive healing modalities to accelerate the process

Also have her consider taking Ligaplex II from Standard Process (allow no substitutes) at 3 tabs / 2x day for a few months)

This does the trick for most people. If not greatly improved in 60 days U2U me for other possibilities




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[*] posted on 7-30-2017 at 08:08 AM


This is a idiopathic disease of the palmar fascia.
Collegen injections have been used with some success, but surgery is ofter the real cure. Essentially, you open the skin and peel away the diseased tissue.
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[*] posted on 7-30-2017 at 08:25 AM


Bless you all for your invaluable input! Gonna share with mom and try one or more options, for sure!

How I love this site. Thanks again.




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[*] posted on 7-30-2017 at 10:04 AM


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[*] posted on 7-30-2017 at 03:11 PM


okie dokie,,,, have had the injections done twice in different spot of right hand... once in 2012 and just last month for a finger that would not straighten... cost is what you say... medicare will take care of a significant portion... most other insurance will not pick up the balance.
the Manufacturer has grants available to pickup some of the cost depending on your insurance status,, also the Healthwell Foundation will do a grant depending on income etc...
the drug is Xiaflex there is some pain involved and recoup time but the injection seemed a better alternative than surgery....
I am told dupuytrens is hereditary somewhat...
I was 68 at first procedure now 73 with this one.... also have a good Dr. with much experience in Colorado doing it...
I was told that surgery you will have open incisions for 30 days or so.
I am pretty satisfied with the whole thing... beats the fingers curling up or the big painful bumps in your palms...
be glad to give you any info you need....




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[*] posted on 7-31-2017 at 06:46 AM


Blanca, I have this and so does my father. Injections are super expensive. He had surgery twice and it helped both times! Mine is in the early stages.



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[*] posted on 7-31-2017 at 10:43 AM


The Xiaflex injection dissolves the collagen.. The drug has to be mixed and has a short time to be administered after mixed in the Doc's office.
I don't know why there would be 8 injections. Mine were in rather large area 3 or 4 pokes to get the whole thing... only one cost....
Injections seem to me to be less invasive, less healing time, less chance of infection etc that comes with open surgery..
I had no aftereffects... back to use of hand in a few days....
lucky enough to get the grant help for the cost....
Pretty sure the procedure will have to be done in the U.S. OF A.
I am a big proponent of no cutting if possible...... If you would like to talk to us would be glad to send you a phone number u2u...




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[*] posted on 7-31-2017 at 04:13 PM


thanks mtnpop

Mom is checking with her doc in Brazil as to what procedure and where. Your info is very helpful, especially the fact that one injection did the trick.




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