What was Collagenase used for?
For the past several years Mr Jarrett has been able to off his patients Collagenase (Xiaflex) injections to treat their Dupuytren’s Disease and Contractures. This involved the patient attending for an appointment at the Clinic for the injection on one day and then several days later returning for the manipulation of their contracture. This was a particularly non invasive procedure which did not involve the patient being admitted to hospital nor the patient undergoing an anaesthetic. Just some local anaesthetic to the area/s.
Why can Mr Jarrett no longer offer this treatment?
Unfortunately the stock of Collagenase (Xiaflex) has now been depleted here in Australia. This has meant that Mr Jarrett can no longer provide this service to his patients. The only stock of Collagenase (Xiaflex) now is in USA but this would be at a cost which is approximately 700% higher than the stock which Mr Jarrett offered to his patients.
What are the alternatives now?
Mr Jarrett is still able to treat his patients with Dupuytren’s contractures by performing surgery in the form of either Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy or Fasciectomy surgery. Both of these treatment require admission to hospital as a day patient.
The final farewell
On Monday 22nd March, 2021 Mr Jarrett administered his final Collagenase vial to his patient. As you can see from the pictures below this was a moment of sadness at no longer being able to offer this treatment for both Mr Jarrett and his Clinic Nurse Emma Petta.
We hope that all our patients who received treatment with Collagenase at our Clinic are pleased with their outcome and had an overall fantastic experience with both the treatment and our staff during their time with us.
FAREWELL COLLAGENASE – It has been great working with you.
If you wish to discuss treatment for your Dupuytren’s Disease or contractures or any other hand or upper limb issue, please telephone our rooms on 1300 527 738 or through the contact us page on our website.