I have been able to remove the brace I've had to wear since my Dupuytrens procedure. Try typing with a brace locking your ring and little finger together on your right hand (I'm right handed.) The brace also stuck out two inches more than my fingers. Don't even ask my wife about getting smacked in the head in the middle of the night. Honey it's the brace! I'm sticking to that story. I know others on the site have had much worse trials and tribulations and I feel for them, but happy that my little problem is better.