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- n. The surgical removal of part of the fascia.
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In the last six years I have spent a total of 110 days in excellent hospitals having a knee replaced, a triple by-pass, a palmer fasciectomy and angioplasty (two stents).
When using a recurrence definition of re-operative rate, fasciectomy was 10-15% at approximately 3 years(10,14) and needle aponeurotomy was 19-42% at approximately 3 years(2,3,15,16,17).
Metacarpal Phalangeal (MP) joints(7) and with needle aponeurotomy vs. fasciectomy(2,3).
When using a recurrence definition of 30 degrees of worsening, the recurrence rate for fasciectomy was 24% with a mean time to recurrence of 3.7 years(4) and needle aponeurotomy demonstrated a recurrence rate of 65% at 32 months(3,4).
The earliest reports of recurrence for fasciectomy were seen in 22% of female and 19% of male Dupuytren's contracture patients at a mean of 12 months following fasciectomy19.
Depending upon the publication, the type of surgery performed (fasciectomy, fasciotomy, or needle aponeurotomy) and the definition of recurrence, surgical recurrence rates of up to 34% have been reported within the first two years following fasciectomy(6) and, at two years, rates range from 2% to 60% or more (7).
The former Spain playmaker was operated on in Barcelona on Wednesday for the fasciectomy in his right leg that has plagued him all season.