Dear Access Sports Medicine,
After reading Dr. Bruno’s article concerning treatments for Dupuytren’s Contracture in the Portsmouth Herald, I was very excited to read that the FDA had just approved Xiaflex as a treatment option. Having had the “traditional” surgical treatment for the contractures on my left hand in 2006, I was extremely familiar with the post surgical therapy that the “traditional” treatment required. That same day, I arranged a consult with Dr. Bruno’s office and we agreed upon a Xiaflex treatment program for my right hand. In my particular situation, the treatment required three (3) separate procedures over a period of 3 months. The results have been much better than I could have hoped for and I now can completely open my hand and extend my fingers for the first time in years. Best of all, I had complete use of my right hand after each Xiaflex treatment the next day. This was extremely important to me because I could not afford the loss of productivity associated with “Traditional” surgical option. In summary, the Xiaflex treatment work for me. It was quick, painless, required virtually no physical therapy, and I could be completely productive as soon as I wanted.