Treatments & Procedures

Non-operative treatment of Dupuytren’s contractures (Enzyme injections)

Enzyme injections for Dupuytren's contracture

Dr. van Minnen offers several treatment options for Dupuytren's disease to suit your needs and expectations.

Treatments vary from open surgery, minimally invasive surgery (needle fasciotomy) or non-surgical options (Enzyme injections).

Non-operative treatment of Dupuytren's contracture

Enzymes can be injected into the fibrous cord that causes the finger to be bent. This “dissolves” the fibrous tissue and allows the finger to be straightened a few days later. The whole treatment can be given in the surgeon’s office.

It is a clinically proven and accepted technique to treat Dupuytren’s contractures without the need for surgery. Long term results are comparable to those of the standard surgical treatment (selective fascietomy) without the burden of wound healing and the recovery time up to 6 weeks.