According to Dr. Christensen, patients are generally able to use their hand normally within one week following the procedure. Some swelling and soreness may occur, but the rate of complications for the procedure is very low.
“Needle fasciotomy is done with local anesthesia and allows patients a very rapid return to normal activities so generally patients are very satisfied with the results,” he says.
Kline says he noticed the change immediately and he couldn’t be happier with the results.
“The procedure that Dr. Christensen used did produced results right away. In the surgery room I heard the pop noise, and just like that it was freed up,” he says. “There was no recovery time either. I went in and about an hour later I was walking out with no pain and a straight finger.”