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Traditional surgery vs. N.A.
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11/30/06 01:12
Randy H.

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11/30/06 01:12
Randy H.

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Why NA is Better

I was told by the former head of the ASSH that the scaring *alone* is typically responsible for 5 degrees of contracture after Open Surgery. Additionally, most CHS will not operate on a PIP until it reaches 45 degrees. NA can be done at about half that degree. With a PIP, the sooner the better. NA will beat OS every time with new patients under normal conditions. The NA patient can have it done sooner and with no scaring.

The trade off with higher rates of recurrence is the big issue. The issues of safety and effectiveness with NA are no longer controversial. Now that the evidence for NA has been presented to the ASSH, if you still hear a CHS say that surgery is the "only way", that gives you a good indication that they guy has his head in the sand.

    12/10/06 01:36
    tony ward

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    12/10/06 01:36
    tony ward

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    N.A.

    Does anyone know of the availability of N.A. treatment in either Australia or New Zealand. I have D.C. in both hands and have just had surgery on my left hand with some nerves to my ring finger severed. I am anxious to locate a site for NA in my area. Can anybody help??

      12/11/06 01:15
      Marjorie

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      12/11/06 01:15
      Marjorie

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      Dupuytren~sq~s Contracture and anti epileptic medication

      Hi Tony,
      There is no information on NA for NZ. There were reports of a surgeon in Oz who was going to go to Paris for training but I don't think he ever did. Unfortunately that post has been deleted. There is a post named DC info in Australia which I will bring to the top for you to read.
      I will be in NZ from the 16th Jan for a few weeks. Make sure the weather is good for me please.

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