Dupuytren’s Contracture Release in Adults

  • Related keywords: Flexion deformity, metacapophalanageal joint and proximal interphalangeal joint.
  • Date: 15 Sep 2016
  • Who applies for funding: General Practitioner (GP), Musculoskeletal Assessment and Treatment Service (MATS), Clinical Assessment and Triage Service (CATS), Musculoskeletal (MSK)

Referral Route:

Criteria Based Access (CBA)

If the patient demonstrably meets the specific criteria for treatment, the patient can be referred directly via the appropriate Referral Service with a standard referral letter. If the patient does not meet the criteria for treatment then a referral can be made to the Individual Funding Request Panel but only if there is clear evidence that the patient’s clinical circumstances or condition are exceptional, i.e. there is something about the patient’s condition or circumstances that differentiate them on the basis of need from other patients with a similar diagnosis or condition and would justify funding being provided in an individual case when it is not routinely funded for others. Funding requests from GP Practices can be accepted from Senior Clinicians, salaried GPs, Locum GPs or Practice Partners. Unfortunately we are unable to accept funding applications from other health professionals unless countersigned by a senior clinician or GP.

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Dupuytren's contracture is a fairly common condition that causes one or more fingers to bend into the palm of the hand. The symptoms of Dupuytren's contracture are often mild and painless and do not require treatment.

(Also known as or related to – flexion deformity, metacapophalanageal joint and proximal interphalangeal joint)

Cover for Dupuytren's Contracture Policy

Dupuytren's Contracture Policy

Treatment for Dupuytren's Contracture is not routinely funded by the CCG and is subject to this restricted policy.

What we do and don't fund