Tolwyn and Dupuytren’s Contracture
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As some of you may know, I’ve been afflicted with Dupuytren’s Contracture for about 3 years now. This disease progressed to the point where I could no longer enjoy playing the piano and other day-to-day activities. I had the surgery on December 15, 2011 and on December 20th they removed the bandages and fitted me for a splint. You can follow my progress on my Facebook Album.
Here’s a video of my and as I perform some of my “physical therapy.” As you can see, the stiffness is improving and I have a much more authoritative range of motion.
This is exactly 4 weeks almost to the hour after surgery. Good range of motion. Still concerned about some nerve damage on the outside of my pinky finger toward the tip, but I have almost full use of the hand at the moment. Getting fitted for a scar conformer tomorrow.
This should be the last video in this Dupuytren’s journey of mine. My surgeon and my physical therapist told me I’m doing awesome, I can choose to wear the split if I want, but splints are really for the initial formation of the scar tissue. The Facebook Album has been updated with a couple of pictures as well!