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Any speculation?
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04/23/03 02:08
Walt Stagner

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04/23/03 02:08
Walt Stagner

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Any speculation?

Has anyone given an serious thought to what the cost for the Collegenase treatment might be if/when it goes commercial? I'd be willing to bet 2-$3000 minimum. Furthermore, I'd also be willing to be that any Docs who chose to use it will require being thoroughly trained as this stuff can be "dangerous" if not used correctly. It's not as simple as giving someone an injection. Come on people, give this some thought and let's hear what you have to say.

04/23/03 02:57
JERRY 
04/23/03 02:57
JERRY 
Treatments - Cost

Walt,

You know my thoughts on the subject. They are posted on your LINKS page.

04/24/03 02:11
Len Buchanan

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04/24/03 02:11
Len Buchanan

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Treatments - Cost

I would second the opinion that it would be $2-3000 'procedure'. Another thought, insurance coverage (something I highly doubt)? For the price and the likely hood that the cord will return, I would probably opt for a vacation to Europe/France. With no guarantees and the mandatory 'signing of the waiver' which will undoubtedly state that the doctor is not responsible for any 'inadvertant damage' caused by the procedure, NA in Europe sounds as good if not better. With the current state and progression of my right hand, my wife and I will probably be going sometime next year.

04/24/03 02:11
Jose~sq~

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04/24/03 02:11
Jose~sq~

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Domestic NA

Walt, Jerry, and Len:

We will all be distant memories before AMA adopts NA procedure!

For all those afflicted with DC, please take pro-active stance of opting for NA in Europe. Following successful treatment, please relate personal experience via post(s), which will provide a degree of hope/resolution to fellow DC sufferers. Maybe, just maybe, the medical community will begin to take notice, and one day modify their failed procedures.

04/24/03 02:10
JERRY 
04/24/03 02:10
JERRY 
NA

You must understand that it is all a game of MONEY.

04/24/03 02:47
Sean 
04/24/03 02:47
Sean 
NA

Jose,
Most of the world has not accepted NA, so why the emphasis on the AMA? The AMA has nothing to do with your problem. Your question would be valid if the U.S. was the only country that has not accepted NA as the primary procedure for Dupuytren's.

04/25/03 02:58
toM

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04/25/03 02:58
toM

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NA

I agree with Jerry (no I'm not, as some in their paranoiac ramblings have claimed, one of Jerry's alter egos), money is most likely the reason NA is not practiced here. Given the AMA's track record for trying to crush competition (remember Chiropractic) it's probably not too far our to assume their opposition to alternatives that would interrupt their cash flow.

04/25/03 02:14
Jose~sq~

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04/25/03 02:14
Jose~sq~

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NA

Sean,

You seem a little out of sorts.

The logic for my emphasis on AMA should be obvious, given the high % of posts from U.S.A. Are you an offended member?

In closing - where in the context of my recent post did I suggest this issue to be MY problem? It would seem to be a shared problem for many!

04/25/03 02:32
Sean 
04/25/03 02:32
Sean 
N.A. and the AMA

Jose,
Where specifically have you information that the AMA opposes Needle Aponevrotomy. All of these accusations about the AMA must have some basis, what is your basis (name a source or contact person)? No one has shown on this forum or any forum, any statement or source from the AMA opposing NA. So why continue the myth that has been started that the AMA opposes NA?

04/25/03 02:31
toM

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04/25/03 02:31
toM

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NA

Sean/Gary, why are you so defensive about the AMA? People have a legitimate reason to theorize about the unavailability of NA here in the states. The AMA is a logical candidate for the reason this technique is unavailable. Why are you so argumentative about this and protective of this organization?

I seem to remember, that in your earlier incarnation as 'Gary', that you carried the same torch which ended with many believing you were planted here as a proponent for the US medical industry.

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