Surgery and Botox

Surgery can sometimes be one method of treating the complications of scleroderma. This can include

  • Amputation. If finger ulcers caused by severe Raynaud's disease have developed gangrene, amputation may be necessary.
  • Organ transplants - Lungs - People who have developed high blood pressure in the arteries to their lungs (pulmonary hypertension) may be candidates for lung transplants.
  • Red spots or lines. Laser surgery can reduce the appearance of red spots or lines caused by swollen blood vessels near the surface of the skin.
  • Botox can sometimes be used with scleroderma. Below Prof Peter Butler discusses this method.
Botox and scleroderma

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