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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).

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  • 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.

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