Thursday, May 20, 2010

Dupuytren disease

Dupuytren disease
May 20, 2010 - Sorry I haven't posted lately, hard to type. I went to the hand doctor yesterday about my little finger, (I had a fall last month and my little finger made a right turn, ) I have to keep my two fingers bandaged for a month, go back in a month. While I was at the doctors I showed him the palms of my hand, he said that I had Dupuytren's Disease. Check out - There are injection that can help. It tends to run in families. It is more common in individuals whose ancestors are from northern Europe. Now I know what is wrong with my brothers hands.

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  1. Dupuytren’s does tend to run in the family. The injection you mentioned may be XIAFLEX® (collagenase clostridium histolyticum), the only FDA-approved nonsurgical treatment for adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a cord can be felt. XIAFLEX is a prescription medicine injected directly into a Dupuytren’s cord, where it helps break down the cord’s collagen, which can help straighten the finger. See Important Safety Information below. Your doctor can help you decide the best treatment for you. For more information, visit us on or go to

    XIAFLEX® is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren’s contracture when a “cord” can be felt. Over time, the thickening of this cord in your hand can cause one or more fingers to bend toward your palm, so that you cannot straighten them. XIAFLEX should be injected into the cord by a healthcare provider who is experienced in injection procedures of the hand and treating people with Dupuytren’s contracture. XIAFLEX helps “break” the cord that is causing the finger to be bent.


    XIAFLEX can cause serious side effects, including:

    - TENDON OR LIGAMENT DAMAGE. Receiving an injection of XIAFLEX may cause damage to a tendon or ligament in your hand and cause it to break or weaken. This could require surgery to fix the damaged tendon or ligament. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have trouble bending your injected finger (towards the wrist) after the swelling goes down or you have problems using your treated hand after your follow-up visit.

    - NERVE INJURY OR OTHER SERIOUS INJURY OF THE HAND. Call your healthcare provider if you get numbness, tingling, or increased pain in your treated finger or hand after your injection or after your follow-up visit.

    - ALLERGIC REACTIONS. Allergic reactions can happen in people who have received an injection of XIAFLEX because it contains foreign proteins. Call your healthcare provider right away if you have any of these symptoms of an allergic reaction after an injection of XIAFLEX: hives; swollen face; breathing trouble; or chest pain.

    Before receiving XIAFLEX, tell your healthcare provider if you have had an allergic reaction to a previous XIAFLEX injection, or have a bleeding problem or any other medical conditions. Tell your healthcare provider about all the medicines you take, including prescription and non-prescription medicines, vitamins, and herbal supplements. Be sure to tell them if you use blood thinners such as aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix®), prasugrel hydrochloride (Effient®), or warfarin sodium (Coumadin®).

    Common side effects with XIAFLEX include: swelling of the injection site or the hand, bleeding or bruising at the injection site; and pain or tenderness of the injection site or the hand, swelling of the lymph nodes (glands) in the elbow or underarm, itching, breaks in the skin, redness or warmth of the skin, and pain in the underarm.

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    Please view the Full Prescribing Information and Medication Guide on Call your doctor for medical advice about side effects. You may report side effects to the FDA at 1-800-FDA-1088.

    XIAFLEX is only available in the US. This information is intended for US residents only.

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