Harrison Solomon, M.D.
I have not heard that radiation therapy helps at all I would recommend you see a hand doctor that actually does this procedure you can Google it
Sorry to hear you're struggling with this. I am a diagnostic radiologist
and neither a radiation oncologist nor hand surgeon. With that being said,
from what I know, the mainstay of treatment for Depuytren contracture is
surgery with injection procedures also performed. I believe that radiation
has been used as a preventative, but that seems unusual. I have a relative
who underwent Depuytren surgery and he did great. I think the bottom line
is treat early and don't wait.
I hope this helps and all the best,
Ultrasound guided injection of collagenase (an enzyme) can dissolve some of the scarring. An oral herb cocktail that can be obtained from Natalia Bragg in Maine will help to heal the lesions and to prevent them from recurring (Knot II Bragg farms)