Xiaflex® Injection at Aurora Health Care

Offering an Innovative, Noninvasive Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture

Philip Konkel, MD explains Xiaflex injections. View patients before and after treatment.
Warning: This video shows an actual surgical procedure and may not be suitable for all audiences.

Aurora Health Care’s orthopedic surgeons are pleased to be among the first to use an innovative new therapy, Xiaflex® injections, to treat the hand condition Dupuytren’s contracture.

About Dupuytren’s Contracture

Dupuytren’s contracture is an inherited, progressive hand disorder that limits movement of the fingers. It results from an abnormal buildup of collagen. The collagen accumulates over time in the palm and thickens into a rope-like cord. The fingers bend toward the palm and cannot be straightened into a normal position. Some patients describe Dupuytren’s contracture as the feeling as “having a cord in my palm.”

The hand and wrist experts at Aurora Health Care now offer Xiaflex® injections for Dupuytren’s contracture. The nonsurgical injection contains proteins that help break down the collagen “cord,” so you can straighten your fingers.

Xiaflex®: An Innovative, noninvasive treatment

Xiaflex® injections are the first and only FDA-approved nonsurgical option proven to work for adults with Dupuytren’s contracture. This innovative treatment, delivered by Aurora doctors, can help you fully straighten your fingers without invasive surgery or even anesthesia.

Clinical research studies show that Xiaflex® helps people with this condition improve finger mobility and achieve straight, normally positioned digits. One report showed that up to 65% of patients who received the injections had completely or nearly straight fingers after only two or three treatments.

If you have limited movement due to Dupuytren’s contracture, let hand and wrist orthopedic experts at Aurora Health Care help. Using noninvasive Xiaflex® injection treatments, our team of experts can help regain finger mobility. Aurora Orthopedic specialists can be found throughout the state of Wisconsin, from Kenosha, to Milwaukee, to Green Bay and in-between.