Mark A. Petrocelli, D.O., a fellowship-trained hand and upper extremity specialist at Orthopedic Associates of Port Huron, is offering XIAFLEX® injections as a nonsurgical treatment option for patients who are suffering from Dupuytren’s contracture. Patients who would like to find out more or schedule an appointment at the practice’s office at 940 River Centre Drive in Port Huron are encouraged to call (810) 985-4900.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a hand deformity that slowly progresses over time and affects the tissue within the palm. As it progresses, knots of tissue start to form and build up until a thick cord is created that pulls the fingers into a curved position, limiting mobility and making them unable to be straightened.
XIAFLEX is an injection used to treat Dupuytren’s contracture. Injected straight into the collagen cord that is restricting the mobility of the fingers, it provides the following benefits to patients with Dupuytren’s contracture:
- Ability to avoid surgery.
- Brings mobility back to the affected fingers.
- Provides relief within a few days.
- Works to break down the cord by targeting the collagen.
“Before XIAFLEX, Dupuytren’s contracture had to be surgically corrected,” says Dr. Petrocelli. “But now, we are able to use this injection to target the collagen cord and break it down without the need for surgery, allowing patients to get the treatment they need without surgery or a long recovery.”
In addition to XIAFLEX injections, Dr. Petrocelli specializes in a variety of hand and upper extremity treatment options and has completed years of medical education and training. He received his Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine degree from Michigan State University College of Osteopathic Medicine in East Lansing. After medical school, he completed an internship and orthopedic surgery residency at McLaren Greater Lansing Hospital in Lansing. Following his residency, Dr. Petrocelli underwent extensive specialty training by completing a fellowship in hand and upper extremity surgery at The State University of New York at Buffalo in Amherst, New York.