invasive procedure, needle aponeurotomy is performed to separate contracted
fascia with small puncture wounds in order to treat Dupuytren’s syndrome.
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Conditions Treated with Needle Aponeurotomy:
is performed in cases of Dupuytren’s syndrome, which is characterized by the
fascia under the skin contracting and forming cord-like structures.
alternatives to needle aponeurotomy include physical therapy, occupational
therapy and medication. Palmar and digital fasciectomy is a surgical
alternative to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Needle Aponeurotomy:
is performed with a local anesthetic.
Potential Complications from Needle
following needle aponeurotomy include nerve damage, soft tissue damage and a
negative reaction to the anesthesia. A splint may be needed.
Prognosis after Needle Aponeurotomy:
The prognosis for a
positive end result following needle aponeurotomy is good. However,
approximately 50 percent of patients will experience recurrent contraction in a
Recovery from Needle Aponeurotomy:
Total recovery from
needle aponeurotomy takes three to five days.