Inspired by the exchange of new ideas at the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease, the symposium’s faculty worked for a year and a half to publish a comprehensive textbook on Dupuytren’s disease. Dupuytren’s Disease and Related Hyperproliferative Disorders: Principles, Research, and Clinical Perspectives, published this year by Springer, covers the spectrum of issues from basic biology and genetics, anatomy, current treatment options and perspectives for the future. This book is available from the publisher in both hardcover and e-book format, and individual chapters can be purchased for download. The book’s preface, introduction, author information and table of contents can be viewed here. The book is also available through all major booksellers such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Abe Books and others.
Although this represents both a publication milestone and a symbol of determination and interest, it is still just a starting point. It will take more than just a textbook to make inroads on the treatment of Dupuytren’s. It will require funding, teamwork, inspiration and luck. This is the goal of the Dupuytren Foundation by supporting research, education and global collaboration to find a cure.