This is gonna be short because I’m typing with one hand.
I have been recovering from my finger surgery so sorry for the lack of blogging. Functioning with one hand (and 3 kids) has sucked!
I had a dupuytren contracture on my left ring finger. Basically something that is 10X’s more likely to occur in OLDER men???
This is straight off the Mayo Clinic website:
- Age. Dupuytren’s contracture occurs most commonly after the age of 50.
- Sex. Men are more likely to develop Dupuytren’s and to have more severe contractures than are women.
- Ancestry. People of Northern European descent are at higher risk of the disease.
- Family history. Dupuytren’s contracture often runs in families.
- Tobacco and alcohol use. Smoking is associated with an increased risk of Dupuytren’s contracture, perhaps because of microscopic changes within blood vessels caused by smoking. Alcohol intake also is associated with Dupuytren’s.
- Diabetes. People with diabetes are reported to have an increased risk of Dupuytren’s contracture.
Can someone tell me how the heck this happened to me please????
Don’t be jealous.
The surgery was a 45 minute procedure. And kinda a big deal for a stupid finger!
I left wearing this.The first peek at my finger the day after surgery…Ummm. Can someone say puke?It’s looking a little better now but what a great scar that’s gonna be!I’ve been wearing a splint & I have to do therapy twice a week for 4 to 6 weeks. All because a dumb finger.
I think the whole experience has been worse than childbirth!