I have surgery scheduled in early January for Dupuytren's Contracture on my right hand. I am not looking for sympathy, but rather I hope to hear from other bass players who have had Dermofasciectomy surgery for Dupuytren's. (I was going to put in a link for Dermofasciectomy, but the photos are not too pleasant to look at.) While I have confidence in the surgeon, I know from past experience that almost all surgeons tend to give you the best case scenario when it comes to recovery. I've been told that I can go back to work in 3-6 weeks, but "work" and being a bassist are not quite the same thing. If anyone here has had this surgery or is close to someone who has had of this type of surgery, I would very much like to hear from them. Although the fingers involved (the ring and little finger of the right hand) are not directly involved with playing, I do worry about possible side effects such as nerve damage, muscle tone and other problems that can happen with any surgery involving tissue removal and full thickness skin grafts.