Fellowship-trained orthopedic surgeon Dr. Kathleen Kollitz will meet with you for an evaluation and discussion of the treatment options that will best accomplish your goals. If Dupuytren's aponeurotomy is right for you, she will schedule you for an appointment at a later date.
Dupuytren’s contracture, or Dupuytren’s disease, is a common, benign condition of the palm where connective tissue grows, causing nodules and rope-like cords to form below the skin. Over time, the connective tissue tightens and thickens, leading to a contracture of the finger joints, or an inability to open the hand completely.
When identifying Dupuytren’s contracture, hand specialist at BoulderCentre for Orthopedics & Spine Dr. Kathleen Kollitz diagnoses it based on visual inspection alone because of its unique appearance. She then creates a treatment plan based on the patient’s range of motion. If the finger joint lacks full motion, then she pursues options to restore it fully. If the nodules and cords do not restrict motion, observation is usually recommended.
Many patients with Dupuytren’s contracture are candidates for needle aponeurotomy (NA), or Dupuytren's aponeurotomy. Through local anesthesia, this incisionless, minimally invasive, in-clinic procedure restores mobility to the finger joints by breaking up the cords under the skin with minimal recovery time afterwards.
To consult with Dr. Kollitz about your condition and the available treatment options, please schedule an appointment online or call 303.449.2730.
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