Dupuytren’s Disease, which mainly affects adult males, is a genetic disease that can rob a person of the use of their hand. As the disease progresses, the fingers (most often the pinky and ring finger) are drawn into the palm. Those suffering from the disease have trouble gripping things, doing normal daily activities and carrying things.
While expensive surgical treatment is the traditional choice for correcting Dupuytren’s, it is not the best answer. Needle Aponevrotomy is an outpatient procedure that uses a small hypodermic needle to divide and release the contracting bands that cause the contracture of the fingers. This alternative to surgery has minimal recovery period, allowing a person to quickly return to normal activities. It is much less expensive than surgery, and much less invasive.