The procedure is done under general anaesthetic, as a day-only procedure.
After the surgery your hand will be bandaged and placed in a splint. You will be given a sling on discharge to elevate the hand and help reduce swelling and pain. You may need to wear your splint for up to three months after the procedure. Patients will also have ongoing hand therapy to improve function and prevent recurrence.
If you require surgery for Dupuytren’s disease, then it is important that you are informed of the potential risks, complications and side effects of this surgery.
While all care is taken to minimise or totally avoid these complications and side effects, complications may and do occur despite the best medical care. It is important that you carefully read and understand the risk factors and they will be discussed in more detail when you have your consultation with your surgeon.