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Dupuytren's Disease - Home Treatment

Home treatment for Dupuytren's disease focuses on keeping or restoring hand mobility. You may be able to keep your hand function with regular stretching of the involved fingers. Try twice-daily sessions of massaging the hand and then gently stretching the fingers back to relieve tightness and help keep your fingers flexible.

If surgery becomes necessary, home rehabilitation after the procedure may help prevent complications and recurrences of the disease. Try elevating the hand and arm to prevent swelling, wearing a splint as your doctor recommends to prevent recurrence of contracture, and exercising to keep or regain hand movement.

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After surgery, you can help your scar heal successfully, as guided by your doctor. Scar management may include therapeutic hand massages by a rehabilitation specialist; massaging your hand at home, usually 2 to 3 times a day, following your hand therapist's instructions; and using a splint that keeps pressure against your palm and fingers.

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Last Updated: August 18, 2011
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