Dupuytren's Contracture Release Explained
Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery with Plastic Surgeon Dr. Bulent Yaprak
Dupuytren’s Contracture is a condition that affects the fingers and hand, causing them to bend towards the palm and become stiff, making it difficult to perform daily tasks. This condition is caused by the thickening and shortening of the palmar fascia, which is the connective tissue in the palm of the hand.
If you are suffering from Dupuytren’s Contracture, you may have considered surgical options to improve your hand function. Dr. Bulent Yaprak is a highly experienced plastic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture. He uses the latest surgical techniques to provide his patients with the best possible outcome.
What is Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?
Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery, also known as a Dupuytren’s Release, is a surgical procedure that is performed to correct the contracture of the hand. This procedure involves releasing the affected fascia and straightening the affected finger.
There are several surgical options for the treatment of Dupuytren’s Contracture, including:
- Fasciectomy: This is the most common surgical procedure for Dupuytren’s Contracture. It involves removing the affected fascia to release the contraction and straighten the finger.
- Needle Aponeurotomy: This is a minimally invasive procedure that involves using a needle to release the fascia and straighten the finger.
- Collagenase Injection: This is a non-surgical procedure that involves injecting an enzyme called collagenase into the affected area to break down the affected fascia and improve hand function.
Why Choose Dr. Bulent Yaprak for Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery?
Dr. Bulent Yaprak is a highly skilled and experienced plastic surgeon who has performed numerous Dupuytren’s Contracture surgeries. He uses the latest surgical techniques and equipment to provide his patients with the best possible outcome.
In addition to his expertise in Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery, Dr. Yaprak is also committed to providing his patients with exceptional care and attention. He takes the time to understand each patient’s individual needs and concerns, and works closely with them to develop a treatment plan that is tailored to their specific needs.
Preparing for Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery
Before undergoing Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery, it is important to inform Dr. Yaprak of any medical conditions, allergies, and medications you are taking. You may also be asked to stop taking certain medications prior to the procedure.
You should also arrange for transportation to and from the surgical facility, as you will need someone to drive you home after the procedure. You may also need to arrange for someone to stay with you for a period of time after the procedure, as you will need assistance with daily tasks.
Recovery from Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery
The recovery process from Dupuytren’s Contracture Surgery varies from person to person and depends on the type of procedure performed and the individual’s overall health. However, in general, most individuals experience a period of discomfort and swelling in the hand and finger for several days following the procedure.
You will typically be given pain medication to manage discomfort during the recovery period. You may also be advised to wear a splint or brace to support the affected finger and prevent any unnecessary movements. Physical therapy may also be recommended to help improve hand function and mobility.
In most cases, individuals can return to work and other activities within a few weeks following Dupuytren’s Contracture Release.
Please contact us for more information on this procedure using the contact form below.
Bulent Yaprak M.D, Op.Dr, FEBROPAS (Fellow of the European Board of Plastic, Reconstructive and Aesthetic Surgery
Dr Bulent Yaprak is a well respected senior plastic surgeon with extensive experience in all areas of plastic and reconstructive surgery. He has been practicing plastic surgery in New Zealand since 2010 when he arrived with his kiwi wife and two sons.
Dr Yaprak prides himself on achieving natural, subtle results and his friendly, comfortable manor easily puts his patients at ease. He regularly attends worldwide conferences and has gained valuable extended knowledge from sabbatical research and hands-on practical experience in ground-breaking new techniques from international pioneers.
He performs both general anaesthetic procedures at Braemar Hospital and local anaesthetic procedures at his rooms in central Hamilton.
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