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About Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren~sq~s Contracture
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11/21/05 01:47
Tom 
11/21/05 01:47
Tom 
Dupytrens

Is this done anywhere in Ohio?

11/21/05 01:51
Tom 
11/21/05 01:51
Tom 
Dupytrens

Is this done anywhere in Ohio?

Wrong email on first post.

01/04/06 01:28
Rudy Mueller

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01/04/06 01:28
Rudy Mueller

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Dupytrens

I've had two surgeries on my hands. I am interested whether the needle aponneurotomy can be performed now. It looks like I will need to take care of this problem again.
Can someone tell me about the needle treatment.

01/04/06 01:51
SusieQ 
01/04/06 01:51
SusieQ 
Reply to Rudy

Hi Rudy,

I don't speak from personal experience, only from having sifted through info. on this forum, but...

My understanding is that if you have had prior surgery, you MIGHT have too much scar tissue to allow needle aponeurotomy to work. If not, N.A. can provide a much less invasive option.

Your best bet to determine whether N.A. is still possible would be to consult one of the M.D.s who offer N.A.

If you scroll down the list of topics you'll see a list of doctors who now offer N.A. The websites mentioned there, plus the other websites listed under various doctors' names, will give you some very good basic information about N.A.

I hope this points you in a useful direction.

Best of luck with your situation!

Susan

01/04/06 01:56
SusieQ 
01/04/06 01:56
SusieQ 
2nd Reply to Rudy--M.D. List

In fact, Rudy, here's the list so you don't have to go tracking it down!!

LIST OF DOCTORS OFFERING NEEDLE APONEUROTOMY* TREATMENT FOR DUPUYTRENS CONTRACTURE IN U.S. (Updated 12/11/05)

please let us know of any corrections or additions

FOR INTERNATIONAL DOCTORS PERFORMING N.A. see: http://perso.wanadoo.fr/f.badois-dupuytren/html/liste.html

*(N.A. is a minimally invasive outpatient procedure for Dupuytrens which effectively breaks the cords which cause contraction of the fingers, thereby releasing them. The procedure has been available in France for many years with an excellent safety record and was introduced in the U.S. in 2003 by Dr. Charles Eaton. Since then a number of other doctors have begun offering N.A. to their patients as an alternative to open hand surgery.

Drs. Eaton and Kline both have informative websites (see below). Dr. Eaton's site contains some information which is more technical, and Dr. Kline's own experience with Dupuytrens adds a personal touch.)

KEY: FT = FRENCH-TRAINED

Charles Eaton, M.D. and Paul Zidel, M.D. (FT)
CERTIFIED HAND SURGEONS
The Hand Center
1002 Old Dixie Hwy, Suite 105
Jupiter, FL 33458
Phone: 561-746-3420
http://www.handcenter.org/newfile16.htm

David Kline, M.D (FT)
BOARD CERTIFIED EMERGENCY ROOM PHYSICIAN
Dupuytren's Clinic
Holy Rosary Medical Center
351 SW 9th St
Ontario, OR 97914
phone: 208-344-5628
http://dupuytrenscenter.com/

William Bourland, M.D.
CERTIFIED HAND SURGEON
The Hand Clinic
1068 Cresthaven Road, Suite 400
Memphis, TN 38119
Phone: 901-259-1600
bourland@orthomemphis.com

Keith Denkler, M.D. (FT)
CERTIFIED HAND SURGEON
275 Magnolia
Larkspur, CA 94939
Phone: 415-924-6010
info@aestheticsurgery.com
http://www.plasticsurgerysf.com/dupuytrens/

Gary Pess, M.D. (FT)
CERTIFIED HAND SURGEON
Central Jersey Hand Surgery
2 Industrial way West
Eatontown NJ 07724
Phone: 732-542-4477
handman@doctor.com
http://www.centraljerseyhand.com/dupuytren.htm

Prosper Benhaim, M.D.
CERTIFIED HAND SURGEON
200 UCLA Medical Plaza, Suite 140
Los Angeles, CA 90095-6902
Hand Center: (310) 794-7784 Information and referral
(310) 825-7001 Information
pbenhaim@mednet.ucla.edu

Terrence J. Barry, M.D. (FT)
ORTHOPAEDICS BOARD CERTIFIED
3802 NE 207 St #2302
Miami, FL 33180
Phone: 305-822-6000
Fax: 305-557-5904
Drtbarry@aol.com

01/19/06 01:02
Jack Costello

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01/19/06 01:02
Jack Costello

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NA for DC

Had the procedure done by Dr. Pess yesterday. Wish I had known about the procedure sooner as my RF PIP joint was pretty severe. Very pleased with results and now have an appointment with a local (Washington, DC) CHT for therapy post procedure.

01/19/06 01:15
nina

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01/19/06 01:15
nina

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NA

I had a banner year. Started in April with Dr. Zidel for LIF, with a bad PIP. Great results. Continued in New Jersey with a RMF with a bad PIP. It was so bad, that I returned to Dr. Pess at the end of December again, and he performed a near miracle for me. I am so pleased with my results, and I am planning on returning to Dr. Zidel for another chance to straighten the LIF. As a 52 y.o. female, I hope to put off surgery for many years to come.

01/19/06 01:26
Sue 
01/19/06 01:26
Sue 
drs performing NA in Australia


Hi

Have looked on website for overseas drs performinf NA but Australia not listed. I live in Sydney, anybody out there have any contacts or ideas how to track down?

Cheers Sue

01/19/06 01:48
Graeme

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01/19/06 01:48
Graeme

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Two different doctors - similar results

Hi Sue

sorry but there are no Dr's performing NA in Australia

01/21/06 01:08
Don 
01/21/06 01:08
Don 
Two different doctors - similar results

I went to Dr Eaton about four years ago and had the NA procedure for the pinkie in my right hand. The results were amazing - more than I had hoped for.

Last week, I went to Dr. Keith Denkler in Northern California for the same procedure - both pinkies this time. My hands were so bad I couldnt get my hands in my pockets, couldnt clap at a performance, couldnt properly wash my hair. He was 'more aggressive' than Dr. Eaton, but both procedures were very, very successful.

Both doctors have websites.

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