Xiaflex is a prescription medicine used to treat adults with Dupuytren's Contracture, a condition that effects the palms of the hands and fingers
Dupuytren's contracture is an abnormal skin thickening development underneath the palm of the hand that leads to one or more fingers to fix forward.
Over time excess collagen build up contributes to the skin tissues thickening and forms rope-like chords that bend fingers further forward (palm facing) restricting motion of finger movement.
The Xiaflex injection has been developed to treat the build-up to relive and prevent it. For more information please see our Xiaflex injection faqs below.
What is Xiaflex made of and where is it injected?
Xiaflex is made up of enzymes to help breakdown the thickened skin tissues. 1-2 Xiaflex injections are injected directly into the rope-like chord formation when feeling is present.
What doe's the Xiaflex do to help Dupuytren’s contracture?
The Xiaflex injection is known to help reduce contracture and improve range of motion. In some treatments it has helped straighten fingers.
Doe's Xiaflex have serious side effects?
Yes. Xiaflex can cause tendon rupture and, or ligament damage.