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09/25/03 02:19
George Barbarow

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09/25/03 02:19
George Barbarow

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Betsy~sq~s Reply

Betsy has replied to many of us that got through.

The home page for the physician involved is at:

http://www.eatonhand.com/handworld/hours.htm

09/25/03 02:30
Sean 
09/25/03 02:30
Sean 
NA

Interesting that a well known surgeon in the U.S. does NA. Has anyone conformed that he does do NA? Wouldn't that be great. No more trips to France.

09/26/03 02:42
Len Buchanan

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09/26/03 02:42
Len Buchanan

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NA in USA

Sorry about the previous blank post, it seems that today my fingers are made of cement.
Has anyone attempted to contact the Dr. mentioned by Betsy? My mind keeps going "How great!", but my mind keeps asking the nagging questions, "Can he really perform NA legally?" "Will he slip out of sight when deluged by the hordes of DC patients requesting NA?" "How will insurance pay for a non-FDA approved procedure?" I keep telling myself that Betsy got lucky as she was scheduled for 'surgery' yet he performed NA. I want to believe, but I'm skeptical at best whether this will turn into an NA site for those of us who want it. As much as I am looking forward to a European vacation, just going to Florida would be fantastic. But.........
Someone please tell me I'm being overly skeptical. As I was waiting until next year for my NA, I hope that someone contacts the good DR. and keeps us informed.

Len

09/26/03 02:21
T Groan

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09/26/03 02:21
T Groan

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NA In FL

I think the news is great but I have a problem with the idea of a patient being operated on without knowing which procedure being performed. Unless I'm misunderstanding, it seems that Betsy was going to have traditional surgery and the doctor surprised her by performing NA.

Does this strike anybody else as being quite odd?

09/26/03 02:26
Fred 
09/26/03 02:26
Fred 
NA In FL

Sean, control your enthusiasm!!

09/26/03 02:49
Walt Stagner

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09/26/03 02:49
Walt Stagner

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NA In FL

I'd not get my hopes up, people. If this FL Doc wasn't trained in France, it's NOT NA. I'd ask where the guy was trained and all the other specifics that we know about NA and the minimal recovery time, and exactly how the treatment is performed.

09/26/03 02:25
Mary Beth

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09/26/03 02:25
Mary Beth

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Betsy~sq~s NA

Tom,
The way I interpreted it was that her doctor agreed to
perform a fasciotomy instead of fasciectomy initially. Pre-
sumeably an open fasciotomy because he wasn't sure if he
would use stitches or let it heal from the inside. Between
the time she gave him information on NA and when the surgery
was actually performed, he researched NA and agreed with
many of it's benefits. I think she quotes him as saying he
performed a "needle fasciotomy". I have wondered many times
if NA isn't a fasciotomy performed with a needle vs. a scal-
pel. There seems to be little difference to me. This is
simply how I interpreted Betsy's story. She was nice enough
to give me her telephone no. and I haven't had a chance to
call, but plan to this weekend. I'll email you after talk-
ing with her.
Mary Beth

09/26/03 02:04
Sean 
09/26/03 02:04
Sean 
NA

I'm guessing that it was a fasciotomy. There is very little difference between NA and a fasciotomy. The recovery period is very similar and the procedure is similar except different tools. The cord is simply ruptured. The diseased tissue is left in place. All of this time I have wondered why everyone (NA supporters) are so enthused about going to Europe, when a fasciotomy is available in the U.S. It is minimally invasive, an "in an out procedure".

I was told about the fasciotomy prior to my surgery, but the two surgeons I spoke with said, from their experience, the long term results were not as good as with a limited fasciectomy. If I would have said I wanted a fasciotomy, I think either one of them would have hesitantly given me one.
From every website I have read from the different hand clinics, the fasciotomy is not an unusual procedure.

09/26/03 02:26
Sean 
09/26/03 02:26
Sean 
NA in USA

Jim h,
What was your opinion of Betsy's procedure? Didn't you communicate with her?

09/27/03 02:37
Eddie 
09/27/03 02:37
Eddie 
Guesswork

Why all this guesswork ?

Betsy, if you still visit this forum, cant you give a detailed description of what that doc did in here ?

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