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WVU Medicine’s Dr. Shafic Sraj changing outlook for those with Dupuytren’s Disease

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“MORGANTOWN — Folks suffering from Dupuytren’s contracture, or Dupuytren’s disease, once had a prognosis of complicated and invasive treatment options. But the work of Dr. Shafic Sraj at WVU Medicine is changing the outlook.

Dr Sraj has just completed a project on the disease, leading to more information about what people want to get out of their treatment and what they value the most. “We find that a lot of people actually have pain,” Sraj said. “Historically, we didn’t talk about this. This is something new.” A less invasive treatment is also something that Dr. Sraj and his WVU Medicine team are expert at. The surgeon just uses a tip of a needle that is inserted to “pop” the cord.

“I can take care of it immediately,” he said. “You’re done literally in seconds.

In-office orthopaedic hand procedure improves quality of life | WVU Medicine

 

From WVU Medicine Health Report: Dupuytren’s Disease

“Friday, June 19, 2020

It’s a common disorder that progressively pulls the fingers towards the palm, preventing full extension of the fingers. It’s called Dupuytren’s Disease and there is now a faster treatment for it. Shafic Sraj, MD, explains in this WVU Medicine Health Report.”

Just Uploaded: 1-minute demonstration of needle Fasciotomy for Dupuytren Contracture

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