Have you been living with your Dupuytren's contracture with a "cord" that can be felt? It’s important to know what to ask your healthcare professional (HCP) and what to expect before, during, and after treatment with XIAFLEX®.
WHAT DOES THE XIAFLEX® TREATMENT PROCEDURE LOOK LIKE?
XIAFLEX® should be injected into a cord by a specialist who is experienced in injection procedures of the hand and treating people with
A specialist will inject XIAFLEX®
- Your HCP will inject XIAFLEX® into the cord that is causing your finger to bend. XIAFLEX® is injected in 3 locations of the cord during each injection procedure
- If you have more than 1 contracture, your HCP may give you 2 injections in 1 of your hands during your visit
What to expect:
- After an injection of XIAFLEX®, your affected hand will be wrapped with a bandage and your HCP will instruct you on how to care for your hand
- You will need to elevate your hand until bedtime
- You will be asked to limit movement of the treated finger(s). Do not bend or straighten the fingers of your injected hand until your HCP says it is okay. Do not try to straighten the treated finger(s) yourself
Call your HCP right away if you have:
- signs of infection after your injection, such as fever, chills, increased redness, or swelling
- numbness or tingling in the treated finger(s)
- trouble bending the injected finger(s) after the swelling goes down
Your HCP may need to extend your finger(s)
- Return to your HCP’s office for a follow-up visit as directed about 1 to 3 days after your XIAFLEX® injection
- If you still have the cord, your HCP may try to extend the treated finger(s) to "break" the cord and try to straighten your finger(s). If your HCP cannot "break" the cord, you may need to return for additional injection procedures (up to 3 times total, 4 weeks apart)
- Your HCP will provide a splint to wear on the treated finger(s)
Your HCP will check on your progress
- Return to your HCP about 30 days after the procedure to check on your progress
Caring for your treated hand
- Do finger exercises each day, as instructed by your HCP
- Wear the splint at bedtime as instructed by your HCP to keep your finger(s) straight
- Follow your HCP’s instructions about when you can start your normal activities with the injected hand
GET THE CONVERSATION STARTED
Is XIAFLEX® right for you?
The following questions can help you and your HCP decide. To take it with you to your next appointment, you can also download the guide.
- Do I have a "cord" that can be felt?
- I've had previous surgeries. Can I still be treated with XIAFLEX®?
- Am I a candidate for treatment with XIAFLEX®?
- Are you trained/certified to administer XIAFLEX®? If not, can you refer me to someone who is?
- How does XIAFLEX® work?
- How will I receive XIAFLEX®?
- How many injections of XIAFLEX® are required?
- Are there any incisions required to administer XIAFLEX®?
- What are the possible side effects of XIAFLEX®?
- Does my insurance cover XIAFLEX®?