Many procedures are available to treat the stiffness, pain and weakness that can occur with arthritic conditions in the wrist.
Abnormal thickening of the palmar fascia (the tissue holds the skin firmly to the underlying tendons and bones. When the tissue thickens and contracts the skin and fingers become affected and contractures can slowly develop.
Treatment depends on severity and location. Options include simple outpatient needle fasciotomy, Xiapex ™ injections or surgical removal of the contracted tissue often in combination with skin release or skin grafts. Expert microsurgery is required to dissect all diseased tissue from the surrounding nerves and joint releases may also be required.
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