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I developed Dupuytrens Contracture about 14 years ago in my left hand following a injury. Over a period of time it grew more severe resulting in an operation 3 years ago to remove the duputrens. The operation was done under a local anasthetic and was extremely unconforable but the out come was a success. Shortly afterwards the condition started in my right hand - slowly at first but then growing very quickly until I had very little use of my ring and little finger. My hand was like a claw. The swelling also form deep creases in my hand. which was prone to fungal infections, and I was refered back to the hospital. My right hand was operated on in July 07 - this time under a general anasthetic. I suffered no pain and hardly any discomforture and the stitches, all 36 of them, were removed after 2 weeks. It is now 3 months since the opp and my hand is almost back to normal. I work on it nearly every day and massage with 'dog oil'
Incidently my father suffered from the same condition but never had it treated
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