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Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
7/7/2015 10:38:07 AM

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

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 4

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 4

Comment:
9 out of my 10 fingers are contracted. Had NA 5 out of the last 6 years. Two weeks ago I had 2 vials for my right hand 2,3,4, fingers (the pinky was destroyed by an orthopedic dr.) Dr. Pess sprayed my hand and then injected my wrist and palm with lidocaine. The injections of Xiaflex was no big deal. My arm became bruised from the tips of my fingers up and through my armpit. I went back a week ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
6/5/2015 2:38:27 PM

Reviewer: Appleblossom, 65-74 Female on Treatment for 1 to 6 months (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 5

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 5

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 5

Comment:
My doctor, who happens to be a plastic and hand surgeon,injected my hand 5 times in two cords. There was swelling and bruising but only in the hand. He did not open it for 5 days when he did 3 openings. The skin split but I had some physio the next day and wore a splint at night. Did physio 3 times total and the splint people sent me home without one because I am doing so well. I do exercises ever ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
6/3/2015 8:55:21 PM

Reviewer: Ann_OKC, 45-54 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 3

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 3

Comment:
Injection was very near the dominate hand's thumb in the thumb/forefinger web space. I did this to postpone the removal of those collagen plaques in the web space of thumb/forefinger in my dominate hand. Edema set in the hand big time when the cord snapped the very evening after the injection. Good thing I took off those two days from work for the hand was so swollen the second and third da ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
5/28/2015 1:24:52 PM

Reviewer: Sunshine, 65-74 Female on Treatment for less than 1 month (Patient)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 3

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
bad management of post-treatment experience. Doctor and website not trustworthy. Injection (10 ) in cord. v. painful. Hand, arm. lymph nodes swelled. Hand not functional first week. Occupational therapy helpful - and much more realistic about recovery.Now 3 weeks later , hand is swollen, stiff with some trigger points causing pain. Functionality in some ways better, someways worse. Hand has a ... Show Full Comment

Condition: Dupuytren's Contracture
5/5/2015 2:59:26 PM

Reviewer: 55-64 Female (Caregiver)

Effectiveness

Current Rating: 1

Ease of Use

Current Rating: 1

Satisfaction

Current Rating: 1

Comment:
My husband had two sets of injections for his 4th and 5th finger. Within 2 days, his whole arm became purple with pain under his armpit. The next day, he had bruising all around his chest. He called his Doctor with no response. Almost 2 weeks after his injection he had a blood clot go to his heart. He said goodbye to me. Luckily, the fire truck, ambulance and cardiac unit were fast and did a succe ... Show Full Comment

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