How long after Dupuytren’s surgery can I drive?

What is the recovery time for Dupuytren’s contracture surgery?

Following surgery, you will likely have to wear a hand splint for two to four months. You may also need hand therapy for six to 12 weeks to get strength and movement back to your hand as soon as possible. Any tissue scarring from your Dupuytren’s surgery should diminish within a year or so.

How long should I wear a splint at night after Dupuytren’s surgery?

Our Physical Therapist may recommend that your wear a splint at night for up to six months after surgery. It is used to keep the joints straight, and prevent new contractures from forming.

How long does swelling last after Dupuytren’s surgery?

Grip strength is usually back to normal around 8 weeks following surgery. Hand swelling and scar tissue gradually improve over time. Many patients are back to light duty work within 2 weeks and back to golfing and forceful hand activities within 6 weeks of surgery.

Can I drive with Dupuytren’s contracture?

It is important that you continue your hand exercises regularly and the exercise you shoulder and elbow joints to prevent stiffness. You can return to work as soon as you feel better depending on the type of work you do. You can return to driving when you can safely do an emergency stop.

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How long do stitches stay in after hand surgery?

You will need to have the stitches removed, usually in 7 to 14 days. The doctor may suggest that you see a hand specialist if the cut is very deep or if you have trouble moving your fingers or have less feeling in your hand. The doctor has checked you carefully, but problems can develop later.

How successful is surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture?

Surgery to treat Dupuytren’s typically involves removing the diseased cords that are causing the contracture in the finger. In many cases, this surgery successfully eliminates Dupuytren’s contracture. Results usually are long-lasting, and the rate of recurrence is low.

Is Dupuytren’s Contracture an auto immune disease?

On the basis of, first, a mathematical analysis of the age-specific and sex-specific prevalence of Dupuytren’s contracture; second, the genetical aspects; and last, the pathology, it is concluded that Dupuytren’s contracture is probably a spontaneous disturbed-tolerance auto-immune disease.