As you can see below, needle aponeurotomy is both efficient and quick for experienced physicians.
The result can be appreciated as soon as the session is over for Stages I, II, and sometimes III.
Usually, the patient can bend or straighten his fingers immediately after the session.
In stage III and IV with capsular contractures of the P.I.P joint, use of an extension orthesis during the night for a couple of months may be useful to achieve the result.
Note that the bleeding is very light.
Pictures of a woman's hand (stage II)
before and at the end of the session.
A man's stage II contracture
at the start and the end of a 15 minutes session.
Digital forms are particularly difficult to treat on account of the risk of nerve injury.
Needle aponeurotomy is still possible and efficient
in digital forms as well.
Stage III contracture before and after a twenty minutes session.
A dry dressing secured by elastic adhesive tape is placed for three days.
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