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12/14/2006 22:42
TrevB 
12/14/2006 22:42
TrevB 

NA in the UK

Can someone please post the details of doctors in the UK who carry out NA. It was on the bio forum but that takes so long to load that you think that your PC is broken

Anyone have knowledge of UK doctors skilled in the least invasive treatment for Dupuytrens? I'd be interested to hear details.

I only have use of my right hand but nodules in the palm on the bands of my middle two fingers. They are fine at the moment but if the disease progresses I'll need something doing. My mum has contracture in both hands and athritis. I want to avoid surgery because that how her athritis started

12/14/2006 23:20
Randy_H 
12/14/2006 23:20
Randy_H 

Re: NA in the UK

TrevB

You are correct. There was an MD who does NA in the UK mentioned on the BioS Forum. Unfortunately all of our access to that Forum is often limited. Sometimes it works better than others. I'd give it a few more tries and hopefully you'll find it. If all else fails, there is always France.

12/15/2006 07:17
wach 

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12/15/2006 07:17
wach 

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Re: NA in the UK

Hi TrevB, it is often difficult to find something in a forum after a while but the web site of Dupuytren e.V. also lists four doctors in the UK. Have a look at http://www.dupuytren-online.info/NA_list_UK.html

Wolfgang

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Can someone please post the details of doctors in the UK who carry out NA. It was on the bio forum but that takes so long to load that you think that your PC is broken<img src="styles/default/smilies/nono.gif">

Anyone have knowledge of UK doctors skilled in the least invasive treatment for Dupuytrens? I'd be interested to hear details.

I only have use of my right hand but nodules in the palm on the bands of my middle two fingers. They are fine at the moment but if the disease progresses I'll need something doing. My mum a Dupuytrens in both hands and athritis. I want to avoid surgery because that how her athritis started




Edited at 08/08/07 07:22

01/02/2007 20:29
ChrisBainbridge

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01/02/2007 20:29
ChrisBainbridge

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Re: NA in the UK

Hi, NA is available in Derby at the Bainbridge hand Clinic or on the NHS at the Pulvertaft hand Centre, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby.

We believe that this is the only centre at present performing NA in the UK for anything except the palm.

Chris

01/11/2007 21:47
TrevB 
01/11/2007 21:47
TrevB 

Re: NA in the UK

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Hi, NA is available in Derby at the Bainbridge hand Clinic or on the NHS at the Pulvertaft hand Centre, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, Derby.

We believe that this is the only centre at present performing NA in the UK for anything except the palm.

Chris



Hi Dr Bainbridge

I am aware of your website and work and was thinking about asking my GP or Benenden if I could be referred to you if need be in the future. I only have use of my right hand and unfortunately that is the diseased one. The consultant who I saw in Cambridgeshire said that surgery and a lot of scarring was the only answer if I need treatment. I hoped that something less invasive with quick recovery time would be an option because I'll be helpless with that hand out of action for a long while due to surgery. Unfortunately my nodules are in the palm although my fingers are straight at the moment. Are you saying that NA isn't possible for disease in the palm or that it's something that you just don't practice?

02/21/2007 12:17
Chris Bainbridge

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02/21/2007 12:17
Chris Bainbridge

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Re: NA in the UK

Hi, I am sorry I have not replied before now. I have been away travelling.

needle fasciotomy in the palm is carried out by many surgeons in elderly people who have a very low risk of recurrence. This however tend to be a single release rather than the several small releases that are used in the newer NA technique.

I am very happy to do NA in the palm and have done many times.

Chris

05/28/2007 10:10
wonkeyfingers 
05/28/2007 10:10
wonkeyfingers 
Re: NA in the UK

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Hi, I am sorry I have not replied before now. I have been away travelling.

needle fasciotomy in the palm is carried out by many surgeons in elderly people who have a very low risk of recurrence. This however tend to be a single release rather than the several small releases that are used in the newer NA technique.

I am very happy to do NA in the palm and have done many times.

Chris




Dear Dr Bainbridge

My dear partner (aged 59) has suffered from DC for about 10 years. He has had surgery on both hands but without any follow-up physiotherapy. One hand continued to deteriorate very significantly immediately after this surgery and is continuing to close down. This is his right hand and as such is quite incapacitating. The left hand is also deformed but functional. There is much scarring on both hands but especially the right.

Having heard about NA we are wondering if this could be an option for him as he was quite ill after the surgery last time and cannot bear the thought of going through this again. Can it be done on the NHS?

Thank you in advance for your time in answering this query.

Jan

05/28/2007 13:11
TrevB 
05/28/2007 13:11
TrevB 

Re: NA in the UK

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Dear Dr Bainbridge

My dear partner (aged 59) has suffered from DC for about 10 years. He has had surgery on both hands but without any follow-up physiotherapy. One hand continued to deteriorate very significantly immediately after this surgery and is continuing to close down. This is his right hand and as such is quite incapacitating. The left hand is also deformed but functional. There is much scarring on both hands but especially the right.

Having heard about NA we are wondering if this could be an option for him as he was quite ill after the surgery last time and cannot bear the thought of going through this again. Can it be done on the NHS?

Thank you in advance for your time in answering this query.

Jan




Hi Jan

I'd actually try

http://www.hand-surgery.co.uk/html/contact_us.html

as a contact route rather than this forum which Mr Bainbridge might only look at very occasionally. My understanding is that you'd need to get refererred from your GP anyway so it may be quicker to take that route first?

Print the stuff off and take it to your GP.

I could be wrong of course


Edited at 05/28/07 18:24

05/28/2007 17:49
craggy 
05/28/2007 17:49
craggy 
Re: NA in the UK

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Having heard about NA we are wondering if this could be an option for him as he was quite ill after the surgery last time and cannot bear the thought of going through this again. Can it be done on the NHS?

Thank you in advance for your time in answering this query.

Jan





Hi Jan

As Trev says, contact direct. I emailed Mr B, and he responded quickly. I am seeing him, via a referral from my GP (as an NHS patient)

Good luck

Richard

06/05/2007 18:12
marjorie 
06/05/2007 18:12
marjorie 
Re: NA in the UK

Hi Folks,
It is so good to see that all our hard work attempting to find someone in the UK to do NA was not in vain.
Marjorie

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