It may take a couple hours after the procedure for the numbness to wear off and tingling may occur for one to two days after. Ice and elevation can be used to reduce swelling.
Light activity, such as using a computer, can resume one to two days after aponeurotomy. However, strenuous work, hobbies, or sports aren’t recommended until one to three weeks after the procedure. Occasionally, a splint will need to be worn at night.
In some cases, Dupuytren’s contracture may return several years after surgery. Unfortunately, there is no way to completely eliminate the possibility of another case of Dupuytren’s returning.