Needle Aponeurotomy (Needle
Aponevrotomy or NA) is a minimally invasive treatment for Dupuytren's
contracture. In contrast to surgical
treatment, which requires several months of recovery, Needle
Aponeurotomy allows a more rapid recovery. In most cases, it
is possible to return to near normal activities without bandages
within a few days of treatment.
This technique was developed in Paris by
Dr. Lermusiaux at the Hopital Laribosière. Dr. Eaton was
on this method by Dr. Lermusiaux and his colleagues in 2003. Dr. Eaton
was the first physician to offer this procedure in the United States.
Media coverage of this procedure at The Hand Center is linked here.
Dr. Eaton founded and oversees the Dupuytren
Foundation (www.DupuytrenFoundation.org), a 501(c)3 public charity
established to promote efforts to find a cure for Dupuytren's
contracture. Follow publications on Dupuytren's and
related topics on the Dupuytren
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