After much preparation, a collaborative effort is underway between Professor Paul Werker at Groningen University Medical Center in The Netherlands and Dr. Charles Eaton at The Hand Center in Jupiter, FL. This retrospective study will follow the long term outcomes of patients who have had Dupuytren’s treated with Needle Aponeurotomy, and will take a fresh look at demographics, risk factors and patterns of involvement. Gronigen University medical student Alix Matton has traveled from the Netherlands to Jupiter to work on this project. After reviewing charts, she has begun the long process of contacting and interviewing patients for the study. This will take a while, but the plan is to reveal the results early next year. One more stepping stone in the path to find a cure.
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