Needle Aponeurotomy (NA) is an in-office procedure for patients with Dupuytren’s Contracture. This is a non-surgical option which has a much quicker recovery than surgery. There are less complications and risks with NA compared to surgery. However, the results from NA do not typically last as long as surgery, and the NA procedure often is repeated 3-5 years in the future. Not all patients are good candidates for NA. Collagenase injections are also non-surgical treatment for Dupuytrens and are available at Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center. Common side effects from needle aponeurotomy include skin tears, pain, bruising and swelling, which typically heal in a few days. Complications such as infection or damage to nerves and blood vessels are rare. This is a high-value procedure which has low cost and high-quality results.

Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren Contracture