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Treatment in Canada
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04/03/03 02:18
G. Hall

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04/03/03 02:18
G. Hall

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Treatment in Canada

I am a 57 year old male living in the Montreal area. I have DC in the right hand. I am reluctant to have surgery. Does anyone know of a non-surgical trreatment possibility in eastern Canada?

04/03/03 02:15
Len Buchanan

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04/03/03 02:15
Len Buchanan

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Possible Dr. in Canada

There may be a Doctor in Montreal. She was trained by Dr. Badois, from Paris, who is, by all accounts, very very good. She was having some problems with the local surgeons. I'm not sure where it stands right now, hopefully she is getting or has the clearance to perform the NA, as I would see her. I have added some info concerning her. Any one with info on this Dr. and whether she is allowed to perform NA, please respond.

Dr. Helena Spacek at Notre-Dame Hospital in Montreal. She has obtained approval of payment for aponevrotomy from the Québec Health Insurance system. However, so far the medical establishmnet, i.e. the plastic surgeons who have, so it seems, a monopoly on this intervention, refuse to relinquish their trade. Dr. Spacek thinks that she will have overcome their objections in the early part of fall this year. Dr. Lermusiaux told me that she is very skillfull at performing the needle aponevrotomy. To reache her office call 514 340-2770 or Notre Dame Hospital in Montreal: 514 350-5136.

Hope this helps and I hope she is available.

Len

04/05/03 02:23
Wendy 
04/05/03 02:23
Wendy 
The Canadian doctor

Please, please, PLEASE keep us all posted on any information about her. She could be just what we are all hoping for!!

Wendy

04/12/03 02:26
Jim

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04/12/03 02:26
Jim

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Promosed Land>

I don't understand why Montreal is the supposed Promised Land. This procedure is readily available in France- NOW. Fact is you have to go somewhere, so what difference does it make whether you go to Paris or Montreal. The cost is probably not much different - and anyway, what is a few dollars when it comes to your hands. So why sit on them and wait- for something that may never happen in Canada or the USA.

04/12/03 02:27
Jim

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04/12/03 02:27
Jim

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Promosed Land>

I don't understand why Montreal is the supposed Promised Land. This procedure is readily available in France- NOW. Fact is you have to go somewhere, so what difference does it make whether you go to Paris or Montreal. The cost is probably not much different - and anyway, what is a few dollars when it comes to your hands. So why sit on them and wait- for something that may never happen in Canada or the USA.

04/12/03 02:34
jim h

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04/12/03 02:34
jim h

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Montreal

You must be joking. I live in Minneapolis - I've been to Paris and the trip includes 16 brutal hours mashed into a coach seat, followed by extreme jet lag. I don't speak French so there's also the issue of navigating to an address some distance from the heart of the city.

I'll go to Paris again if I have to but I would be DELIGHTED if I could get NA in Montreal.

04/13/03 02:45
Jan

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04/13/03 02:45
Jan

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Montreal

I have worked in Montreal and the people there speak English and French, most are totally bilingual. I don't need the operation right now, but if i did, of course i would go to Paris. But if a doctor in Montreal became available by the time i need the operation, of course i would then go to Montreal. No one said it was the promised land. (food is great in Montreal.)

04/14/03 02:52
Len Buchanan

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04/14/03 02:52
Len Buchanan

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Treatment in Canada (Promised Land)

Sorry,
I hit the post by mistake. Again, I echo the sentiments of others. Montreal is not the 'Promised Land'. If I had to go, which I am not quite at that point, my wife and I already discussed the Paris option, no problems, no qualms whatsoever. However, Montreal being much closer, is a much more suitable alternative for some. I, for one, hope this materializes.

04/23/03 02:00
Len Buchanan

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04/23/03 02:00
Len Buchanan

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Montreal Doctor

Does anyone know if Dr. Spacek has been able to perform NA in Montreal?

09/30/03 02:17
Jon 
09/30/03 02:17
Jon 
Montreal

Thank you all for this informative forum. I have recently been diagnosed with Dupuytren's on my right hand. I am a Finnish-born 50-year-old so the Viking connection is there. After viewing the results of surgery, I was really glad to see an alternative offered in Montreal and will be checking it out, for sure. Thanks, Len.

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