Dupuytren disease is a progressive fibroproliferative disorder, which leads to flexion contractures of the digits. A minimally invasive technique consisting of an extensive percutaneous aponeurotomy of the cord with a needle combined with lipofilling is presented. The selective cutting of the cords under continuous tension disintegrates the cords while sparing the looser neurovascular bundles. Subsequently, lipoaspirate is injected subcutaneously. The authors' prospective results show a significantly shorter recovery time and less overall complications in this technique when compared with open surgery, while no significant difference was observed in the extent of immediate contracture correction and in the recurrence rate at 1 year follow-up.

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doi.org/10.1016/j.cps.2015.03.006, hdl.handle.net/1765/87355
Clinics in Plastic Surgery
Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Hovius, S., Kan, H., & Khouri, R. (2015). Percutaneous Aponeurotomy and Lipofilling (PALF): A Regenerative Approach to Dupuytren Contracture. Clinics in Plastic Surgery (Vol. 42, pp. 375–381). doi:10.1016/j.cps.2015.03.006