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What are side effects from enzyme injections to help treat Dupuytren's contracture?

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The most common side effects if you get enzyme injections to treat Dupuytren's contracture are swelling in the affected area or bleeding, bruising, and pain at the injection site. More serious side effects are rare and include damage to a tendon, nerve injury, or allergic reaction may occur.

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Dupuytren Contracture Treatment & Management."

Dupuytren Foundation: "What is Dupuytren's?"

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Dupuytren's Contracture."

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "Dupuytren's Disease."

eMedicine from WebMD: "Dupuytren's Contracture: Treatment & Medication." Dupuytren Foundation: "Procedures," "Helpful Medications," Complementary Procedures," "Closure Techniques," "How Effective is Surgery?" and "Complications of Treatment,"

FDA: "FDA approves Xiaflex for Debilitating Hand Condition."

Dupuytren Foundation.

Betz, N.  Strahlenther Onkol. 2010; vol 186: pp 82-90.

Cleveland Clinic: "Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Disease."

American Association for Hand Surgery: "Dupuytren's Contracture FAQ."

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 27, 2020

SOURCES:

Medscape: "Dupuytren Contracture Treatment & Management."

Dupuytren Foundation: "What is Dupuytren's?"

American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons: "Dupuytren's Contracture."

American Society for Surgery of the Hand: "Dupuytren's Disease."

eMedicine from WebMD: "Dupuytren's Contracture: Treatment & Medication." Dupuytren Foundation: "Procedures," "Helpful Medications," Complementary Procedures," "Closure Techniques," "How Effective is Surgery?" and "Complications of Treatment,"

FDA: "FDA approves Xiaflex for Debilitating Hand Condition."

Dupuytren Foundation.

Betz, N.  Strahlenther Onkol. 2010; vol 186: pp 82-90.

Cleveland Clinic: "Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Disease."

American Association for Hand Surgery: "Dupuytren's Contracture FAQ."

UpToDate.

Reviewed by Tyler Wheeler on January 27, 2020

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