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Needle fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s  contracture is carried for temporary relief from the effects of a dupuytren’s contracture.  Recovery is usually rapid; however, the effects of this needle fasciectomy may not last longer than 2-5 years.  There is a small chance of nerve damage as this is a blind procedure.  The procedure is carried out under local anaesthetic in the minor operations theatre.  After local anaesthetic has been injected a small needle is used to break the fibres of the dupuytren’s contracture.  A small part of the band may be removed.  Although there is usually an improvement of the deformity, complete correction may not be obtained.  It is essential to use a splint at night after a needle fasciectomy.'m a paragraph. 

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