Here is another example of Xialex, the new non-surgical way to treat Dupuytren’s contracture. I will be collecting my results in this blog so people can see for themselves. This is an impressive drug folks, and obviates the need for expensive surgery and a long and painful rehab. I wa a doubter, but now, as The Monkees sing, ‘I’m a Believer!”
Here is the initial photo of the hand:
This is post injection of Xiaflex. The hand gets black & blue, but was not excessively painful. The patient did report if was sore but tolerable. I encouraged the use of ice continuously the first few days.
As you can see 3 fingers are involved–the ring, long, and small. Note: I had previously operated on the small finger, and it was a long and painful rehab, which resulted, as you can see, in recurrence.
Now, here is the post of photo:
And here is the kicker:
This is a video after manipulation. Even I was impressed.
So, as you can clearly see, this patient had severe Dupuytren’s contracture in 3 fingers (ring, long, and small). I used Xialex in the major cords, and needle aponeurectomy in the minor cords to get this excellent inital result. The small finger (as I noted) was done in the traditional open surgery, which was painful and took an long time to rehabilitate. Xiaflex is a total game changer.
Currently, she is doing well with no problems. Never went to PT/OT
Of note, one week out, the patient is stable and is very pleased with the results.
I will keep you posted in the future. Feel free to contact me for an appointment, or ask any questions.