Why is Xiaflex not indicated for palmar nodules? If it weakens and dissolves the cord, why would it not dissolve a nodule?
The fact is a Xiaflex injection would weaken and dissolve a palm nodule, but then you would have a hole in the palm of your hand. For this reason Xiaflex is only used to treat Dupuytren cords which are below the surface of the skin.
Of course, with Xiaflex injections the medical profession knows that the Dupuytren cords will return rather quickly, usually just a few years, and more injections would then be used. There are two problems in doing this: 1. No one knows what happens to the body with repeated Xiaflex injections. 2. Each time a person has a Xiaflex injection as a Dupuytrens treatment he or she runs the risk of having the Xiaflex dissolve normal tissue and cause problems greater than having Dupuytren’s contracture. For this reason we strongly suggest that anyone with Dupuytrens contracture first attempts to correct their problem using Alternative Medicine. TRH