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Needle Release of Dupuytren’s: 2010 Manual of Technique

Percutaneous fasciotomy for Dupuytren’s contracture is an old procedure, but was reinvented by Dr. Lermusiaux in Paris in the 1980s, who used a small needle rather than a scalpel. This modification allows the procedure to be performed using almost no anesthesia, which gives an unprecedented safety margin: the patient can easily confirm whether nerves or tendons are in harm’s way. The technique made its way into the USA in 2003. The most recent 2010 manual of technique for this procedure presents the approach and recommendations refined during over 5000 procedures by Dr. Eaton in Florida: