New Hand Treatment Leading The Way For Rare, Debilitating Disease


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New hand treatment leading the way for rare, debilitating disease
J. Theodore Schwartz, Jr., M.D., offers successful XIAFLEX treatment

DUBLIN, Calif. (Aug. 16, 2013) – A new, nonsurgical method for relieving pain in patients who suffer from Dupuytren’s contracture, XIAFLEX treatment, performed by hand function. Over time, the cords cause the fingers to pull inward, so patients can no longer straighten their fingers or lay their hand flat.

“Until now, patients who suffer from Dupuytren’s contracture could only undergo a complex, intensive incision surgery to remove the painful cords related to Dupuytren’s contracture,” Dr. Schwartz explains. “Now, using XIAFLEX, I’m able to help patients feel relief much more quickly.”

XIAFLEX is an injection that “melts” the Dupuytren’s cords away, providing long term results. Over the past 15 years, Salida resident Mark Simpson’s condition had gradually worsened in his left hand, eventually resulting in the complete inability to open his hand or lay his fingers flat.

“It got to the point where I couldn’t even pick up a coffee mug anymore,” Simpson says.

But now, after successful XIAFLEX treatment with Dr. Schwartz, Simpson says he feels like he got his hand back and has resumed his active lifestyle with no remaining pain.

If you have questions about XIAFLEX treatment or would like to schedule an appointment at Webster Orthopedics, please call 1-800-943-8099.

Since 1939, Webster Orthopedics and its highly trained orthopedic specialists have provided Bay Area residents with excellent treatment and care for every bone, joint and muscle in the body. Through the practice’s five convenient locations, Webster Orthopedics offers care for sports medicine, spine (neck and back), hand and elbow, shoulder, hip and knee, joint replacement, foot and ankle, fracture care, open MRI, sports physical therapy, hand therapy, chiropractic care, acupuncture care and pediatric and young adult sports medicine. Serving professional athletes since 1979, Webster Orthopedics proudly serves as hand consultants for the Oakland Raiders and the official sports medicine providers for Granada High School and Livermore High School. For more information on Webster Orthopedics and its specialists, visit, “Like ” Webster Orthopedics on Facebook or follow @WebsterOrtho on Twitter.

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