Treat­ments that may help

Woman's Weekly (UK) - - Short Story By Gabrielle Mullarkey -

Closed fas­ciotomy/ nee­dle aponeu­ro­tomy – uses a fine nee­dle to break the fi­brous bands. Lower risk of com­pli­ca­tions but re­cur­rence rate may be 50% af­ter five years.

In­jec­tions of col­la­ge­nase that break down soft tis­sue. Sim­i­lar re­cur­rence rates.

Fa­sciec­tomy. May also re­quire skin graft­ing and has a higher com­pli­ca­tion rate. Physio and a hand splint for weeks af­ter­wards.

Fin­ger am­pu­ta­tion – very rarely needed/ap­pro­pri­ate.

Ra­dio­ther­apy – risks and ben­e­fits still be­ing as­sessed.

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