Needle aponeurotomy is the least invasive means of treating Dupuytrens disease, This procedure is carried out with you awake under local anaesthetic a fine needle is used to cut the cord at several levels in the palm or finger and the finger is straightened out.
Depending on how complicated the contracture is the procedure takes up to half an hour.
After the procedure you will go home with a simple dressing which will need to be kept clean and dry for a few days. After this you can return to normal activities with no restriction.
As with all treatments for Dupuytrens disease this is not a cure and it will always come back eventually and it may not be possible to get the finger fully straight.
The risks of this procedure are skin tears which need dressings and damage to nerves or tendons.