Arch Hand Microsurg 2018; 23(1): 28-34  
Ultrasound-Guided Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy after Steroid Injection for Dupuytren’s Contracture
Jae-Sung Yoo1, Kang Heo1, Seong-Jun Kim1, Kwang-Hee Park1, Jong-Pil Kim1,2
1Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, Cheonan, Korea
2Department of Kinesiology and Medical Science, Graduate School, Dankook University, Cheonan, Korea
Correspondence to: Jong-Pil Kim
Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Dankook University College of Medicine, 119 Dandae-ro, Dongnam-gu, Cheonan 31116, Korea
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Received: October 23, 2017; Revised: December 12, 2017; Accepted: December 19, 2017; Published online: March 1, 2018.
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to report outcomes of ultrasound-guided percutaneous needle fasciotomy (USPNF) after intralesional steroid injections (SI).
Methods: Tirty-two fingers (fourteen patients) treated by USPNF 4 weeks after intralesional SI from September, 2014 to October, 2016 were reviewed. At 6 months follow-up, outcome measurements were self-reported satisfaction, clinical improvement, clinical success, recurrence and complications.
Results: All fingers showed clinical improvement with 100% satisfaction. Clinical success rates of ring and little fingers were 64.29% and 44.44%, respectively (p=0.18). Clinical improvement were greater in the metacarpophalangeal joint (MCPJ) than the proximal interphalangeal joint (PIPJ), but the difference was not significant (100.00% vs. 84.62%, p=0.07). Superior clinical success was noted in the MCPJ compared to the PIPJ (79.31% vs. 23.08%, p<0.001). The mean percentages of improvement in the contracture angle were 92.48% for MCPJ and 65.58% for PIPJ. No complication was noted.
Conclusion: Intralesional SI followed by USPNF for the treatment of Dupuytren’s contracture showed satisfactory outcomes, USPNF technique can be an alternative to the open technique.
Keywords: Dupuytren contracture, Fasciotomy, Injections

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