Treatments that may help
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.