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Physio and Ultra-sound
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08/02/2013 11:50
mbird 
08/02/2013 11:50
mbird 
Physio and Ultra-sound

Hi, As background, I fell broke my wrist and several bones in my hand. Ive had 3 surgeries to get my wrist back in place and have 2 titanium rods inside. After surgery No. 2 I developed DD. During the 3rd Surgery Dr. removed 2 nodes, scars much better but still raised, now I have 5 new nodes on the injured hand plus one new one on the other hand. My Dr. wants me to have more Physio plus Ultrasound which he says will soften the nodes, Im a bit sceptical about this treatment. Callie and Pixie, I did ask about any way of keeping the nodes from re-forming, but basically the answer was, if there was some way, we'd all be using it, so sorry for this news. Anyone out there with knowledge about ultrasound and DD. I'd love to hear from you.

08/02/2013 16:26
spanishbuddha 

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08/02/2013 16:26
spanishbuddha 

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Re: Physio and Ultra-sound

mbird:
Hi, As background, I fell broke my wrist and several bones in my hand. Ive had 3 surgeries to get my wrist back in place and have 2 titanium rods inside. After surgery No. 2 I developed DD. During the 3rd Surgery Dr. removed 2 nodes, scars much better but still raised, now I have 5 new nodes on the injured hand plus one new one on the other hand. My Dr. wants me to have more Physio plus Ultrasound which he says will soften the nodes, Im a bit sceptical about this treatment. Callie and Pixie, I did ask about any way of keeping the nodes from re-forming, but basically the answer was, if there was some way, we'd all be using it, so sorry for this news. Anyone out there with knowledge about ultrasound and DD. I'd love to hear from you.
"Basically the answer was" radiation treatment, as it is the only method that has some evidence of a high degree of success in slowing or halting progression, if done at the right time.

If you use the search function you will find some threads with people who have used ultrasound, some claim a degree of success, and others do not. One of the more pessimistic recent ones is here http://www.dupuytren-online.info/Forum_E...ifu-0_1124.html

08/05/2013 14:43
mbird 
08/05/2013 14:43
mbird 
Re: Physio and Ultra-sound

Hi Spanish Buddha,

Thanks for your reply to my question re ultra-sound for keeping the nodes small. I had a visit to my Dr. about 2 weeks ago, and he said my skin was much too thin and sensitive to have RT, and Ultra-Sound was the only option he gave, nothing about any other alternative therapy. The Physio is for the hand and wrist which has had 3 surgeries, so thats ok, but I haven't heard from anyone about whether Ultrasound actually works in keeping these nodes small. Any and all info greatfully received as I live in the middle east, and 66 years old. mbird

Edited 08/05/13 17:45

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