Hands are among our most valuable allies. Even the simplest actions in our everyday life depend on them: getting dressed, eating, working or simply enjoying our leisure activities. When the hands are no longer able to perform our daily activities, several treatments can be considered to help regain our autonomy.
Causes of pain or injury are varied: fracture, tendon rupture, wound, burn, arthritis, tendonitis, carpal tunnel syndrome, Dupuytren’s disease, etc. Depending on the nature of the problem, the team of professionals at Plastie Clinic rely on a personalized and interdisciplinary approach, either through surgery, rehabilitation or a combination of both.
Plastic and reconstructive surgery also allows a range of ultra-specialized procedures to address such complex problems. Plastie Clinic’s expertise allows patients to benefit from processes such as advanced arthroplasty, peripheral nerve microsurgery, and correction of post-traumatic sequelae.
The clinic also offers a new collagenase treatment (Xiaflex) for Dupuytren’s disease. In many cases, it allows for a surgery-free treatment plan. Dupuytren’s disease is a common problem that strikes the palm side of the hands, and often both sides. This disease, usually occurs when patients are in their 40s and is characterized by the appearance of small nodules which increase over time. Over time, fibromatosis of the aponeurosis palmaris forms ropes under the skin that keep the patients from putting their hands flat on a table. You think you might be suffering from this disease? Do not hesitate to contact your family doctor for a referral with Plastie Clinic. Surgery is covered by the Régie de l’assurance maladie du Québec (RAMQ) and collagenase treatment (without surgery) is reimbursed by drug insurance programs.