Excision of Gouty deposits from the soft tissue of the hand.
Excision of gouty deposits in soft tissues of the hand. The gouty deposits are being removed from the flexor tendons whilst release of the pulleys has also been performed in order to regain more movement in the fingers.
This hardening of the soft tissue under the skin of the hand can look like Dupuytren's disease, but in this case, due to the other factors such as blood tests and X-rays, the diagnosis is one of uncontrolled gout.
Left long enough, gout can cause severe deformities of the hands and other joints. Gout can be well controlled if prescribed medication is taken as directed and regular follow up with a rheumatologist or physician adhered to.