Needle Aponeurotomy (NA) is an in-office procedure for patients with Dupuytrens 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 in the future. Approximately 50% of patients will have a recurrence of the contracture in 3-5 years after NA. The other 50% of patients had longer lasting results from NA. 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. Most patients are very satisfied with the results from needle aponeurotomy.

Call Raleigh Hand to Shoulder Center and make an appointment with a hand and upper extremity specialist to learn more about your treatment options for Dupuytrens Contracture. Not all patients are good candidates for NA.

Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytrens Contracture
Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytrens
Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren Contracture