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Dupuytren's


Because Needle Aponevrotomy was not previously performed in the United States, Dr. Eaton travelled to Paris in 2003 to observe and receive personal instruction on the procedure at the Hopital Laribosière. He was the first American physician to do this. In 2004, Drs. Eaton and Zidel revisited the technique of Needle Aponevrotomy in Paris. Below, Dr. Eaton with Dr. Lermusiaux in 2003, and Drs. Eaton and Zidel with Drs. Lermusiaux and Badois in 2004.

 

 

Is Dr. Eaton training other surgeons in this technique? Yes. In September 2006, Drs. Eaton, Zidel and others gave presentations relating to Needle Aponeurotomy and other new treatment options for Dupuytren's at an instructional course that Dr. Eaton developed for the annual scientific meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand. Dr. Eaton's presentation and other details of the course are available at this link. The procedure is a recognized procedure in the United States. Dr. Eaton is now encouraging interested hand surgeons to visit to observe and discuss the procedure as performed at The Hand Center.

Forms, instructional materials and other resources for physicians interested in Needle Aponeurotomy are available at this link:

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Physicians who have visited The Hand Center in this capacity are listed on this page.

Dr. Eaton presented the technique at the 2007 Philadelphia Symposium, sponsored by the Hand Rehabilitation Foundation and the American Society for Surgery of the Hand, attended by several hundred hand surgeons and therapists, and was well received:

 
 
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