Clinical and morphological outcomes after percutaneous needle fasciotomy in Dupuytren s disease according to the contracture severity

Vol. 62 No. 3, 2021


Cristian Trambitas, Alina Dia Trambitas-Miron, Andrei Marian Feier, Octav Marius Russu, Dorin Constantin Dorobantu, Klara Brinzaniuc

Background and Objectives: Dupuytren s disease (DD) is a chronic progressive disorder causing contractures in the palmar and digital fascia. The primary aim of management is to correct the deformity while reducing the risk of recurrence and avoiding complications. The purpose of our retrospective study was to validate the efficacity, safety and the rate of recurrence of DD after percutaneous needle fasciotomy (PNF). Patients, Materials and Methods: We present results for a population of 40 patients, divided into three groups, based on the severity of the contracture according to Tubiana staging. We analyzed patient demographic data, encountered complications and the degree of release achieved both post-procedure and at one-year follow-ups. Results: From a total of 98 joints we treated, we obtained satisfactory release [passive extension deficit (PED) <=10 degrees] in 85% of joints, while full release was obtained in 70% of joints. Full release was obtained mostly in metacarpophalangeal (MCP) joint (95%) rather than proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint (50%) or distal interphalangeal (DIP) joint (60%). Our patient preferred PNF in comparison to open fasciectomy because of its minimum invasive approach and the quick recovery time. Conclusions: The study shows that PNF has great short-term results and it is suitable for patients who prefer minimally invasive care.

Corresponding author: Alina Dia Trambitas-Miron, Lecturer, PhD; e-mail:

DOI: 10.47162/RJME.62.3.15 Download PDF
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