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Clinical Review

Dupuytren's contracture unfolded

BMJ 2006; 332 doi: (Published 16 February 2006) Cite this as: BMJ 2006;332:397

Needle Fasciotomy

Christine thank you very much for your post on Needle Fasciotomy
(also known as NA).
I had NA performed in Paris last Xmas by Dr Lermusiaux. It went extremely
well. I was able to use my hand 70% straight after this simple proceedure
and 100% within a few days. Cost 190 Euros.
I had palmar contracture in the left hand reginal area and to in my right
hand thumb web.
I am fed up with having had so many open surgeries and have resorted to
other ways of combating this disease.
I also have cortizone injections as soon as a nodule appears. This works
very well.
I highly recommmend that Dupuytren's sufferers check out NA as a
alternative. Have a look at a forum on - go to


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18 June 2006
Rodney Hall
Waste Management
Brisbane Australia