Application of XIAPEX for Dupuytren’s contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture – the disease represents thickening and shortening of the palmar fascia (aponeurosis). The clinical picture is typical and easily recognizable. The area of the hand looks like a thick rope, and the pain and flexion contracture of the finger (the impossibility of correction), usually the fourth and sometimes the fifth one are characteristic. In this thick skin wrinkle, the nodes can be noticed. Contracture of the finger first occurs in the metacarpophalangeal, and then in the interphalangeal joint. In the very beginning, the skin ripples over the affected area, and later it can grow together with a fascia (or aponeurosis) below it, so that the flexion contracture of the fingers occurs, because the tendons and envelopes in this disease have not changed.

The cause of this disease is not known, but the heritage can play a role. It has been reported to occur in people who are at the same time suffering from diabetes, alcoholism or epilepsy.

In recent times, the new XIAPEX remedy has also been shown to be very good in treating Dupuytren’s contracture.

Xiapex is a medicine that is inserted by injection directly into the tangible Dupuytren gland. Xiapex should only be used by doctors specially trained for the use of this medicine in Dupuytren’s contracture.

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Doc. PhD. Darko Jović

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