Phalangeal fracture leading to digital amputation, sustained during manipulation for Dupuytren's disease as part of clostridial collagenase treatment.

Richards, K and Sethu, C and Tiernan, E (2019) Phalangeal fracture leading to digital amputation, sustained during manipulation for Dupuytren's disease as part of clostridial collagenase treatment. Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England, 101 (4). e102-e104. ISSN 1478-7083.

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Abstract

Collagenase injection was approved in Europe for use in the treatment of Dupuytren's disease in 2011. Reported adverse effects include skin tears, swelling, pain and complex regional pain syndrome. Here, we present a case of a rare complication of phalangeal fracture following treatment with collagenase clostridium and the resultant digital amputation. An 81-year-old man was treated for a 25-year history of progressively disabling Dupuytren's disease of his left middle and ring fingers. Nine days post-manipulation he presented with persistent pain and swelling and was diagnosed with a displaced fracture of the proximal phalanx of his ring finger. Following discussion of surgical options and potential outcome, he elected to undergo amputation of the digit. He has experienced good treatment results in his middle finger and has no significant functional impairment as a result of this complication. Those offering collagenase injection in the management of Dupuytren's disease should be aware of this potential complication and it should be included in the consent process.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WO Surgery
Divisions: Emergency Services
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Depositing User: Jennifer Manders
Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2019 15:26
Last Modified: 11 Apr 2019 15:26
URI: http://www.repository.heartofengland.nhs.uk/id/eprint/2011

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