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Great surgeon on Long Island, NY
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07/27/2007 18:40
BobJuch 
07/27/2007 18:40
BobJuch 
Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

I had surgery on my right hand two weeks ago today. My hand is almost fully recovered. The same surgeon corrected my stage 4 DC in my left hand last year. I have regained full function in both hands and have minimal scarring.

Here his contact info:

Dr. Alan Freedman
885 Northern Blvd
Great Neck, NY 11021
(516) 487-6700

07/27/2007 18:47
Ruddigore2

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07/27/2007 18:47
Ruddigore2

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Re: Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

Please confirm - Dr Freedman did hand surgery and does not do NA ( Needle Aponeurotomy).

07/27/2007 19:07
BobJuch 
07/27/2007 19:07
BobJuch 
Re: Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

Correct. Since I'm only 57, NA was not a good choice.

07/28/2007 15:10
Ruddigore2

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07/28/2007 15:10
Ruddigore2

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Re: Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

Never heard that "age" had anything to do with it. Where'd you get that?

07/28/2007 18:47
BobJuch 
07/28/2007 18:47
BobJuch 
Re: Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

Surgery is far better than NA in preventing a recurrence. As older patients may not be good surgery candidates due to other health problems, and because they may die before DD reoccurs, NA is better for them.

08/09/2007 22:34
Sandie1141 
08/09/2007 22:34
Sandie1141 
Re: Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

Hi Bob, I'm glad to hear that you had a good experience with surgery. Can you tell us what type of surgery you had and is is possible to post before and after pictures? I would love to see them. Sandie

08/09/2007 23:00
BobJuch 
08/09/2007 23:00
BobJuch 
Re: Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

I'm not sure what you mean by "what type of surgery". I don't have photos; my surgeon does. My "after" photo looks like a hand.

08/10/2007 07:28
Sandie1141 
08/10/2007 07:28
Sandie1141 
Re: Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

I'm sorry, I thought since you had surgery for your Dupuytren's Contracture, that you would know which surgery you had. This should follow under "making a informative decision".

These are the three types of surgery that I know of:

Regional Fasciectomy: this is the most common surgical treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. This procedure completely excises the diseased fascia of the palm and digits. Requires general anesthesia or nerve block. Rehab and wound care are needed.

Fasciotomy: Hand incision or multiple incisions are made above the hardened Dupuytren's cord and sharp dissection is performed to facilitate release. Diseased tissue is not removed.

Dermofasciectomy: Removal of diseased fascia as well as diseased skin overlying diseased fascia. This diseased skin is replaced with a skin graft taken from patients arm. Long rehab and wound care are needed, recurrence is somewhat less with this technique.

I have before and after pictures of my husband's procedure. There isn't any physical differences between the two, except for the position of the fingers. With surgery, I am curous about the extent of the graf and the ability to move and manipulate your hand and fingers.

I'm sorry, but I don't think that I would want to go through the surgery relying on your experience. You don't seem to have much knowledge, documentation or physical evidence of your experience.

Are you sure you had the surgery done?

08/10/2007 11:42
newman 
08/10/2007 11:42
newman 

Re: Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

Australia Calling.Hi bob good to here you have speedy recovery. It will be handy for somebody in your neck of the woods , that you've posted your surgeon's details, and your positive results. I know I saw 4 surgeons before I felt at ease and really did not know what the outcome would be after surgery. A follow up to your previous forum on N.A. I am not aware in Australia of N.A being practiced.Unless it s taught in the universities and given the go ahead by the medical fraturnity it wont get off the ground here. We are following the U.S and sueing so unless one is qualified they will not carry out the procedure.Every medical procedure has a Medicare No.here. Having had numerous surgeries performed, along with four grafts on both hands it was obvious to me that you did not have this procedure.A lot of supposition in part of Sandie.There was no need for her last comment.Regards.

08/10/2007 13:27
BobJuch 
08/10/2007 13:27
BobJuch 
Re: Great surgeon on Long Island, NY

Quote:



I'm sorry, I thought since you had surgery for your Dupuytren's Contracture, that you would know which surgery you had. This should follow under "making a informative decision".

These are the three types of surgery that I know of:

Regional Fasciectomy: this is the most common surgical treatment of Dupuytren's contracture. This procedure completely excises the diseased fascia of the palm and digits. Requires general anesthesia or nerve block. Rehab and wound care are needed.

Fasciotomy: Hand incision or multiple incisions are made above the hardened Dupuytren's cord and sharp dissection is performed to facilitate release. Diseased tissue is not removed.

Dermofasciectomy: Removal of diseased fascia as well as diseased skin overlying diseased fascia. This diseased skin is replaced with a skin graft taken from patients arm. Long rehab and wound care are needed, recurrence is somewhat less with this technique.

I have before and after pictures of my husband's procedure. There isn't any physical differences between the two, except for the position of the fingers. With surgery, I am curous about the extent of the graf and the ability to move and manipulate your hand and fingers.

I'm sorry, but I don't think that I would want to go through the surgery relying on your experience. You don't seem to have much knowledge, documentation or physical evidence of your experience.

Are you sure you had the surgery done?



I probably shouldn't answer at all seeing how rude you are. Who in the world asks their surgeon for photos? I hardly need photos to prove I had surgery.

You asked an imprecise question, "what type?", so I asked for clarification. I had a simple fasciectomy. I have regained normal movement in both hands.

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