Below you’ll find the answers to the questions we get asked most about the services we offer for at The Dupuytren’s Practice.
How do I know I have a condition that can be treated with radiotherapy?
If you’re suffering from Dupuytren’s contracture, you should seek treatment from The Dupuytren’s Practice when you have the following:
- Signs of the disease in your palm – such as nodules, cords or skin retraction
- Minimal or no contracture of your fingers
- Worsening of symptoms over the past 12 months
If you’re suffering from Ledderhose disease, you should seek treatment from The Dupuytren’s Practice when you have:
- Nodules in arch or sole of your foot
- Discomfort, pain or growing nodules
Can I still get this treatment if I don’t have private medical insurance?
Yes, you can. If you don’t have private medical insurance, you can pay for the radiotherapy treatment at The Dupuytren’s Practice yourself. We can provide you with a detailed quote, and you can pay by a variety of payment methods. Find out more about payment options.
How soon can I start my treatment?
Treatment with The Dupuytren’s Practice can start within three days of your initial consultation.
Where can I get treatment?
The Dupuytren’s Practice offer treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture and Ledderhose disease within any one of 14 specialist Genesis Cancer Care UK Limited centres. Find your nearest centre.
What is involved in treatment?
Read our step-by-step guide of what to expect at each stage of your radiotherapy treatment at The Dupuytren’s Practice.
Will it hurt?
You shouldn’t feel any pain during your radiotherapy treatment, however, you may be a little tired afterwards.
Can I drive after my treatment?
Yes, you can. Your radiotherapy treatment will not make you feel drowsy or dizzy, and you can continue with your normal daily activities.
How effective is radiotherapy in treating these conditions?
Clinical research shows radiotherapy treatment is effective for both Dupuytren’s contracture and Ledderhose disease. Many of our patients say that radiation treatment was successful in reducing their pain, stopping disease progression and improving symptoms.
How can I get treatment?
If you would like to receive treatment from The Dupuytren’s Practice team, book a consultation appointment with us.
What happens after treatment?
We have written an article about the best aftercare treatment, find out more here.
Book a consultation
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