The presence of a lump in the palm does not mean that surgery or treatment is required or that the disease will progress.
Correction of finger position is best accomplished with milder contractures and contractures that affect the base of the finger. Complete correction sometimes can not be attained, especially of the middle and end joints in the finger. no matter what method is used.
Skin grafts are sometimes required to cover open areas in the fingers if the skin is deficient during open fasciectomy or open removal of cord tissue..
The nerves that provide feeling to the fingertips are often intertwined with the cords and may be affected by any treatment
Splinting and hand therapy are often required after surgery or other treatment procedures in order to maximize and maintain the improvement in finger position and function.
All treatments for Dupuytren's may involve the risk of tendon, nerve, joint, skin: injury, infection, and stiffness. as well other conditions that may negatively affect the result.