Click here for an interview with a Dupuytren’s / Xiapex specialist – Dr Elliot Sorene.
Very early Dupuytren’s disease without symptomatic contractures may be treated by radiotherapy.
Please click here for Dr Richard Shaffer’s website – expert in Radiotherapy for Dupuytren’s Disease.
Can things go wrong with Xiapex treatment?
Xiapex treatment has potential risks and possible complications that need to be considered along with the potential benefits of this method of treatment. Just as Dupuytren’s surgery has possible significant complications so does Xiapex treatment.
Complications are fortunately quite rare in Xiapex treatment. However they still can occur.
Complications of Xiapex treatment include pain, stiffness, complex regional pain syndrome, infection, nerve injury, neuroma formation, Significant skin tears, Pyogenic granuloma formation, scar pain, tendon injury or complete tendon rupture, vascular injury, worsening of symptoms, residual symptoms and joint instability, haematoma or worsening of original symptoms. Recurrence rate after Xiapex treatment stands at approximately 30% recurrence at 5 years identical to after Dupuytren’s corrective surgery.
Major allergic reactions have been reported after Xiapex treatment similar to after other medications and injections.