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User Reviews for Collagenase clostridium histolyticum

Also known as: Xiaflex

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Summary of Collagenase clostridium histolyticum reviews 2.7 7 reviews

Reviews for Collagenase clostridium histolyticum

Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for Dupuytren's contracture: "Received the injection in my left hand, about 6 hours later ended up in the emergency room with my lymph glands under my left armpit about the size of a baseball. Next day it turned black and blue. Procedure was not successful and following year went under the knife. I would not recommend this expensive alternative."

   
1.0

Jack (taken for less than 1 month) February 22, 2019

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Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for Dupuytren's contracture: "Before 1-07-19 I thought the benchmark for pain was the night I had to undergo an emergency bladder catheterization for another issue. The Xiaflex injection that I just experienced completely erased that unpleasant memory with a brand new horrifying one. The next day when my hand was injected with novocaine before the manipulation was almost as bad as the Xiaflex. I briefly glanced at my hand when the procedure was complete and saw that my fingers were back to their normal position. My point is simple. As medicine advances isn't the comfort of the patient supposed to be a main part of the equation? I had Needle Aponuerotomy on two previous occasions and the discomfort was minor compared to this, not to mention less expensive to all concerned. My other hand is also due and I would rather live under a freeway bridge that go through Xiaflex again. I'm definitely going back to N.A. even if I have to go out of network and pay out of my pocket."

Dude (taken for less than 1 month) January 10, 2019

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Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for Dupuytren's contracture: "I thought I would try this less invasive alternative to hand surgery. I had 45 degree bend in both hands effecting the pinkies. The injection was painful for a few seconds and my hand was wrapped so I could not move the finger. Two days later my surgeon manipulated the finger. He injected me with a numbing agent which again was painful for a few seconds. The manipulation was successful in both hands but one had a skin tear that needed attention post-op. I performed PT afterwards and wore a splint at night for three months. All was fine until the cord returned on both hands to the same degree as before. This occurred within one year. Therefore I rate the result as a one. I subsequently had hand surgery to remove the effected tissue and the results have been exceptional after four years. Basis my experience I would not suggest the Xiaflex treatment alternative. The success rate is too low and the cost and pain too high. Find a good hand surgeon, under go the PT and be happy with the results."

   
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M Kevin (taken for less than 1 month) September 14, 2018

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Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for Dupuytren's contracture: "Absolute waste of time and money. Even after my PPO coverage I was still left owing more than $3,000. It was VERY painful and only a few months after the treatment my hands are back the way they were before I started. This is despite hand therapy 3 times a week and wearing a brace while sleeping. DO NOT HAVE THIS TREATMENT!! Find another way - I suggest Needle aponeurotomy which I did several times with great success."

   
1.0

John (taken for 6 months to 1 year) April 21, 2018

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Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for Dupuytren's contracture: "Painful, expensive and useless treatment. I have extensive dupuytrens. No follow up whatsoever. Immediate results seemed hopeful, but regressed almost immediately despite pt and stretching regimen. No difference whatsoever from pre treatment condition after 6 months."

   
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Arthur dent July 15, 2017

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Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for Peyronie's Disease: "Never had it, but need it."

   
4.0

BingoReed13 December 29, 2016

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Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) for Dupuytren's contracture: "A very positive experience without noside effects."

   
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Amelia Tejera Valdivia (taken for 2 to 5 years) July 28, 2016

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