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HOW TO TALK TO A HAND SPECIALIST

Board certified hand specialist Damon Adamany, MD, and John Elway offer some tips.

How to Talk to a Hand Specialist
Spokespersons have been compensated to share their experiences with Dupuytren’s contracture.

THERE ARE DIFFERENT WAYS TO MANAGE YOUR DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE—SURGERY IS NOT YOUR ONLY OPTION

If you think you may have Dupuytren’s contracture, it’s important to talk to a hand specialist about your options. But you may be wondering when you should contact a hand specialist.

You should speak with a hand specialist when you see changes in your hand, such as those listed below.

Before the contracture, you may see these changes in your palm:

  • Nodules
  • Pitting
  • Dimpling
  • Lumps
  • "Rope-like” cord

You may see these changes in your fingers:

  • Bent finger
  • Crooked finger
  • Contracted finger
  • Clenched finger
  • Difficulty extending fingers
  • Difficulty using fingers
Tim Herron & Dr Adamany
Spokespersons have been compensated to share their experiences with Dupuytren’s contracture.

DECIDING WHAT IS RIGHT FOR YOU

Board certified hand specialist Damon Adamany, MD, talks with pro golfer Tim Herron about treatment options.

IF YOU'RE WAITING TO GET YOUR DUPUYTREN'S CONTRACTURE TREATED, STOP WAITING. BE SURE YOU KNOW ALL YOUR TREATMENT OPTIONS

DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE CAN WORSEN OVER TIME

For some people, Dupuytren’s contracture may progress slowly over years. For others, progression may happen much more quickly.

Every hand is unique, but the signs that you may have Dupuytren’s contracture are noticeable. Talk to a hand specialist if you:

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Observe changes in your hand
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See your fingers beginning to bend
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Are embarrassed by how your hand looks
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Find everyday activities more difficult

DON’T LET DUPUYTREN’S CONTRACTURE INTERFERE WITH YOUR EVERYDAY ACTIVITIES

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