Xiaflex injection for Dupuytren’s contracture (also known as palmer fybromatosis)
Dupuytren’s contracture is a thickening of connective tissues in the hand, caused by build-up of collagen. It can result in lumps or nodules in the palm, or a thick cord running across the palm. As the collagen build-up increases, the connective tissues shorten and cause the fingers to curl toward the hand.
Xiaflex can help patients who have a visible cord running across the palm. The injection is a mixture of proteins that help break down collagen; it is injected directly into the Dupuytren’s cord. It can help break the cord, which can help straighten the finger.
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections for Tendinopathy
Platelet Rich Plasma Injections, or PRP injections, are an injection of a concentrated, platelet rich mixture of the patient’s own blood. PRP can help with acute and chronic pain, and it can help to accelerate healing of injured tissues.
Tendons and other connective tissues in the body have poor blood supply and do not heal well on their own, which is why PRP is so beneficial.
Injuries to the fingertips are very common. Cuts, tears, and crushing injuries can damage the skin, nail, or bone. Injury treatments may vary from topical medication and bandages, to stitches, to removal of the fingernail to repair the nail bed. Many of these injuries can be treated in the office, but more severe cases may require reconstructive surgery. Recommend prompt treatment by a hand specialist for any serious hand injury.