For some patients with Dupuytren’s disease, the thought of having to have surgery to straighten the fingers with 6 weeks off normal activities can be off-putting. However, there are alternatives to surgery for this debilitating hand condition.
For some forms of Dupuytren’s disease, a simple 20 minute procedure under local anaesthetic can be performed to release the fingers. This is called a ‘needle fasciotomy’, or sometimes ‘needle aponeurotomy’.
The procedure usually takes less than a week to recover from and can give several years respite from the condition. Here is a testimonial from a recent patient treated by Mr Venus:
I found the needle fasciotomy virtually painless and did not need to use pain killers or a frozen pack on my hand afterwards. 24 hours after the procedure I had a little discomfort (not pain) and some mild bruising. 48 hours down the line the hand felt normal and upon removing the dressing there was almost no sign of skin “damage” only a few healed needle punctures. 72 hours in I am using my hand normally, am pain free and my fingers are straight !!
To read more about treatments offered by Mr Venus for Dupuytren’s disease, click here.