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Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
12/21/2014 4:52:53 PM

Reviewer: Advise, 75 or over Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 2

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I had the shot in my pinky three weeks ago. Super painful. Second day Doc Manipulated pinky but no apparent snap of the cord even though he tried very hard. Pinky straightened only about 10 degrees. Still can't put hand flat on table. Cord in palm still tight. No apparent improvement and still sore. So far very marginal improvement. Thinking about a second shot but probably won't do it. I ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
12/17/2014 11:16:34 PM

Reviewer: 65-74 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 4

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
I have had 5 injections of Xiaflex. My Dr says I've had the most of anyone he knows. It is almost unbelievably painful for me - I always ask for a freezing spray before the injection, and if possible novacaine in the wrist (Dr my object as this may alter the accuracy of the injection). On 3 of the 5 injections (both hands) the cord was snapped under manipulation - that is what you want! So ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
10/7/2014 8:41:31 PM

Reviewer: linda, 55-64 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 2

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
it released my fingers for about six months and it came right back, drawing and modules worst now than before.

Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
10/1/2014 5:18:24 PM

Reviewer: fredy, 55-64 Male on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
Had the injection done a week ago .My finger is straight the amount of pain was more than what expected there is still swelling that I was told would last about a month.You must ice and heat the hand frequently for about a week .What I don't know is that will the condition come back or not

Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
9/18/2014 3:27:43 PM

Reviewer: jkdez, 65-74 Female (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
I posted on 5-9-14 about my experience. Here is an update. It is now Sept, 6 months after xiaflex injection and the palm of my hand and pinkie finger are still black and blue. When I golf it becomes completely purple, there is still pain especially when I try to chop food, use a scissors, knit or sew. and the Doctor says there is nothing that can be done. I just don't know where to turn f ... Show Full Comment

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