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Minimally Invasive Dupuytren’s Needle Aponeurotomy

Dupuytren’s contracture is a condition that affects the joints of the fingers and can potentially limit their range of motion, particularly making it hard for a person to straighten their fingers.

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The procedure called Needle Aponeurotomy is the least invasive surgical option to release the Dupuytren’s contracture. This minimally invasive surgery is performed either at the hand surgeon’s office or in the operating room, with local anesthesia. The procedure consists of a tiny incision or the insertion of a small needle on the palm of the hand, in order to release the contracture. The results of Needle Aponeurotomy are usually very good and patient satisfaction is very high. After surgery, the contraction of the fingers rarely comes back. The hand specialists at Hand Surgery Specialists of Texas offer surgical and non-surgical treatments for Dupuytren’s contracture and will evaluate each particular patient’s condition to determine which course of treatment is better on a case by case basis.

BEFORE

Hand before Dupuytren's Needle Aponeurotomy Hand after Dupuytren's Needle Aponeurotomy

AFTER

Hand before Dupuytren's Needle Aponeurotomy Hand after Dupuytren's Needle Aponeurotomy

Before and after pictures of an outpatient Needle Aponeurotomy right after surgery was performed. In the “after” photos we can see that the contracture of the ring and little fingers has been reduced, making the hand more functional.

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