Anybody here have surgery for Dupuytren's?

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  1. Sideways Jaye

    Sideways Jaye Tele-Meister

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    I've had problems with Dupuytren's Contracture for about five years and now it's gotten to the point that I have to do something. It has mainly affected my pinky fingers and the one on my right hand is now at a right angle.

    It doesn't affect my playing much yet, but when the left gets as bad as the right, it'll be a real problem. Meanwhile, it's uncomfortable and makes typing very difficult.

    So, has anyone here had the surgery? How long did it take to be able to play again? When done on the left hand, how did it affect your playing long term?

    Thanks in advance.
     
  2. Wallo Tweed

    Wallo Tweed Friend of Leo's

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    I'm not sure what your condition entails, or how old you are. But I have had multiple orthapedic [spelling mods, please feel free to flog me :D] surgeries, starting when I was 4 years old. My last one was 3 years ago this month. I am now 58. My advice is to think long and hard at the risks vs. rewards before any surgery. Just my .02.
     
  3. chezdeluxe

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    My father in law and my old boss both had surgery for Dupuytren's Contracture when they were in their 60s. It improved their life.
     
  4. Joe Baggadonitz

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    My wife has these things you speak of- she uses a keyboard for several hours a day and it tends to aggravate them. She has considered surgery.
     
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    What's the cause of it? Is it an over-use injury? Won't consistent, methodical stretching or other therapies free it up?
     
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