Dupuytren's contacture is a disease that is characterized by the development of painless contractures in the hands and fingers, which eventually result in stiffness and inability to use the hands and fingers effectively. It's not a fatal disease, but it is quite debilitating, especially if you have reached your golden years and still want to get the most you can out of life.
No one knows exactly why Dupuyten's disease happens, but it does seem to occur as people age, and it is also associated with repetitive trauma to the hands and fingers. Activities, like golfing in retirement, which tend to produce microtrauma in the fingers, tend to exacerbate the curling and stiffness of the fingers in those who are predisposed to Dupuytren's contracture.
Until recently, painful surgery and a long course of hand therapy was the only was to effectively treat this disease.
But now, all it takes is a simple injection.
Xiaflex is a revolutionary new product that I have used in my office with great success to treat Dupuyten's contracture. Although the injection can be somewhat painful, people are using their hands without any problems within a week in most cases. Often people do not need more than a few home exercises.
Before Xiaflex, people needed a painful surgery, usually done under general anesthesia, and 8-12 weeks of therapy, which was not only time consuming, but was equally, if not more, painful than surgery itself.
Now, all that is needed is a simple office procedure, and a few visits to your doctor. And best of all, it is covered by medicare.
I work closely with the Xiaflex representative to make sure you have no out of pocket expenses, and in all the cases I have done, I have been able to get people back to enjoying their daily life, without a huge dent in their pocketbook.
What's better than that?
Well, maybe working on your golf game...depending on your handicap!
Please check out the video below to see the amazing results that Xiaflex can produce, and call me/email me if you want more info on this amazing new technology.