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Looking for good Xiaflex practitioner in Chicago area...any suggestions?
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04/26/2017 15:54
cubby123 
04/26/2017 15:54
cubby123 
Looking for good Xiaflex practitioner in Chicago area...any suggestions?

I visited a orthopedic hand surgeon recently and was diagnosed with Dupuytren's Disease. I have stage 2 contracture in right pinkie finger (with large nodule under PIP joint)) and a large lump in middle of palm stetching from middle to and index finger. I also have a very small nodule under right ring finger PIP joint with no contracture.
However, the only recommendation the doctor suggested was surgery on finger with contracture. I was told that nothing else could be done for large lump in palm.
I would like to get a second opinion, preferably from a doctor also experienced with Xiaflex injections. There are some doctors nearby me listed on Xiaflex's website, but I would also appreciate some suggestions from forum on doctors in Chicago that have a good track record performing both surgery and Xiaflex injections for dupuytren disease/ contractures.
Any suggestions??? Thanks!

04/26/2017 16:37
wach 

Administrator

04/26/2017 16:37
wach 

Administrator

Re: Looking for good Xiaflex practitioner in Chicago area...any suggestions?

I am not an expert on Xiaflex but you should be aware that Xiaflex is not suitable for all types of bent fingers. It may be that your large nodule under the PIP Joint makes it difficult to treat with Xiaflex because Xiaflex is usually injected into the palm; into fingers only in the vicinity of the MCP joint and not further down the finger.

Wolfgang

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