Pain And Stiffness In Finger After Dupuytren's Skin Graft. How To Get Relief?
Preoperative pathology and severity of involvement means ‘stage of disease of little finger’ is important for successful outcome of operation. If you have previous investigations or reports please let me know, so we can predict outcome.
Dupuytren contracture is one of the progressive conditions. Therefore, it is quite difficult to have complete recovery. There are different modalities according to stage of disease.
If your symptoms are appearing back then you need to consult your surgeon again for evaluation. If pain is associated with deformation again then treatment plan be modified. However, it needs detailed clinical evaluation.
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the finger is straight now but won't bend because of the large amount of graft underneath the knuckle so it can't bend and the graft is painful. Is this the nerves growing back and will eventually stop stinging or will this be permanent. the only alternative is amputation and I want to avoid this.
As this operation is little complicated due to non-healing of wound. The pain is mainly due to failure to bend finger. Tingling sensation may be due to regeneration of nerve.
However, final outcome is difficult to predict. Wait and watch for best is the choice at present.
Be in regular follow up with the surgeon.
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There are oral medications available to relieve tingling. I will suggest not to take any of the drugs available over the counter because wound is already complicated. Consult your surgeon and get the right prescription. It is necessary for meticulous healing.