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Is surgery desireable to complete a diagnosis?
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A Keiser

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A Keiser

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Is surgery desireable to complete a diagnosis?

I have had a nodule on my hand for about 6-8 months and have been diagnosed with probable Dupuytrens. The doctor wants to excise the nodule to complete the diagnosis, yet I have read that early surgery before any contraction is evident can make later surgery more difficult. Does anyone have any advice for me?

Gary Evans

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Gary Evans

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A Keiser,
I would say NO ! Hope you get answers from others on this forum. You don't as a general rule, mess with DC until it becomes a problem for you, e.g. contraction of 50 to 90 degrees. My father has had nodules for about 20 years without contraction and not that big of a problem.
Remember that there are many people in the medical profession who know very little about DC, including doctors and physical therapists.
Good luck,
Gary

Eddie 

Eddie 
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I agree completely with Gary's post.
Only one answer possible : NOOOOOOOOO !

jim h

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jim h

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I am not a doctor, but I have DC and have read all the material I can find on the internet over the last few years.

I also say "NO" to your question. I don't see any benefit to the procedure your describing. I haven't heard of it being done, either. Maybe you could ask your doctor for a bit more of an explanation and pass it on to us - I don't want to second-guess him. Does he have experience with DC?

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