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Pennylouise Hever, Oliver J. Smith, Dariush Nikkhah

Fasciectomy remains the mainstay of surgical treatment for Dupuytren’s disease at many units worldwide, particularly in cases of recurrence after aponeurotomy or enzymatic fasciotomy. In some series, this has been reported as high as 48% in 3 years. The lead author has since abandoned the use of collagenase altogether. In this innovation article, we describe simple maneuvers to aid the planning and dissection of a Dupuytren’s fasciectomy. We describe techniques to enable efficient dissection of the cord and minimize problems when designing skin flaps. We also highlight technical points in revision cases.



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doi: 10.1097/GOX.0000000000002832