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At The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Dr. Vipul Nanavati provides expertise in the diagnosis and treatment of hand conditions such as Dupuytren’s disease.
Dupuytren’s disease is the thickening of the tissue directly under the skin in the palm and fingers. Dupuytren’s disease can cause pits, nodules and cords to develop. The fingers also may bend back, called Dupuytren’s contracture. Since not everyone experiences the contracture of the fingers, the term Dupuytren’s disease often is used instead of Dupuytren’s contracture.
The cause of Dupuytren’s disease is unknown. Risk factors for Dupuytren’s disease can include:
Dupuytren’s disease symptoms include developing lumps, pits and thick cords in the palm. These symptoms can prevent the hand from straightening and flattening.
Dupuytren’s disease can be diagnosed during a physical exam. Though Dupuytren’s disease develops slowly, measurements are taken of range of motion and the degree of contracture so the progression of the disease can be monitored.
Monitoring the progression of Dupuytren’s disease is the first course of treatment. Non-surgical treatments may be conducted to enable the finger to straighten. When hand function becomes inhibited, surgery is performed to release the tissue and return motion.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center at Mercy Medical Center in Baltimore, Maryland, is led by orthopedic surgeons specializing in the comprehensive diagnosis and treatment of shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand conditions, including but not limited to bursitis, tendonitis, osteoarthritis, carpal tunnel syndrome and tennis elbow. Mercy Medical Center has been named a Best National Hospital in Orthopedics by U.S. News & World Report, placing it among the top shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand hospitals.
The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center is part of The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital at Mercy Medical Center.
Dr. Vipul Nanavati, Director of The Shoulder, Elbow, Wrist and Hand Center, is an orthopedic surgeon specialized in the repair and reconstruction of injuries to the upper extremities.
An OR nurse gets treatment at Mercy for her torn rotator cuff and now is back to swinging her grandchildren in the air without any pain.