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Dupuytren’s disease is a condition in which nodules/cords form in the hand. Over time, these nodules, and the fibrous connections between the tendons and skin can cause the fingers to bend inwards toward the palm and prevent the finger/s from straightening.
If the disease progresses to the stage where you are struggling to open your hand, then surgery is likely to be the most helpful treatment option. The role of Hand Therapy is to provide post-operative rehabilitation including splinting and exercises to maintain movement in the hand. Attached below is some information on what to expect after your operation.
Other useful links: https://www.bssh.ac.uk/patients/conditions/25/dupuytrens_disease
*BEFORE COMMENCING ANY OF THE FOLLOWING ADVICE OR EXERCISES, PLEASE DISCUSS WITH YOUR HAND THERAPIST TO CONFIRM IF IT IS APPROPRIATE FOR YOUR INJURY/OPERATION*
Link for post-operative management of Dupuytren’s disease: