XIAFLEX® is the only FDA-approved injectable used for treating Dupuytren’s contracture patients with a palpable cord. Dupuytren’s contracture is an enzymatic break down of the abnormal fascia that creates a deformity of the hands causing the fingers to close down and unable to be straightened.
The day following the XIAFLEX® injection, Dr. O’Sullivan does a procedure to release the abnormal fascia and allow the hand to regain full range of motion & function. In contrast to surgery, this procedure requires nothing surgical which lowers risk and recovery time dramatically. The risk of surgery is extremely high. Post-surgery a patient’s hand typically out of comission for possibly 3 months and must do hand therapy as well.
With XIAFLEX® the recovery time is minimal and no hand therapy is typically required. The results are much better than what is usually achieved with surgical repair and the patient can return to function immediately.