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NHS Dupuytren Information

Dupuytren is complicated. Much of it is a mystery. Because it’s not understood, describing it makes me feel like a character in the parable of the blind men and the elephant. Seeing the Dupuytren brochure recently released by England’s National Health Service is a pleasant surprise. It summarizes information from publications, answers common questions, and […]

DRG goes to Washington

On July 10th and 11th, the Dupuytren Research Group went to Washington DC. We visited offices of Congressional representatives and other organizations to raise awareness about the impact of Dupuytren disease and the need for federal funding of Dupuytren research. Right now, there are no federal funds directed specifically for Dupuytren research – not at […]

Shop Amazon and Support Research: Amazon4Dup.com

The AmazonSmile program donated to charitable organizations for purchases made through Amazon.com. Sadly, Amazon reversed its course and discontinued this program in February 2023 for Dupuytren Research Group and most of the nonprofits benefiting from this program. Thanks for your prior support of Dupuytren Research through AmazonSmile! Charles Eaton MD

Dupuytren and Fear of the Unknown

Dupuytren and Fear of the Unknown Boopuytren! Here’s a common Dupuytren script. A person finds something unexplained in their palm. They see a hand surgeon, who tells them “You have Dupuytren disease.” “There’s nothing to do now.” “Come back when you can’t put your palm flat on a tabletop.” First,¬†disappointment: the doctor did …nothing! (and […]

Mother’s Day Maps

May is here. Summer is coming! In many countries, Mother’s day is being celebrated this Sunday. It’s a meaningful milestone. Dupuytren Research Group is also marking milestones – on a variety of maps. International Dupuytren Data Bank Enrollment The IDDB is nearing the 3000 enrollee mark: as of today, we have 2996 enrollees. Here is […]

Survey Results: Dupuytren Triggers

The December 2017 Sixty Second Survey on Dupuytren Triggers was the most data-packed survey to date. This survey focused on a simple-sounding question: is the onset of Dupuytren disease triggered by an external event such as injury, physical activity, medication, or emotional stress? Almost 40 percent of those taking the survey believed that some event […]

Dupuytren and nerve problems?

Does Dupuytren cause nerve problems? A common topic of discussion on Dupuytren forums such The Dupuytren’s Disease Support Group [ale_button url=”https://www.dupuytrensdiseasesupportgroup.com/” style=”light-blue” size=”small” type=”round” target=”_blank”] DDSG [/ale_button] is whether or not Dupuytren causes numbness and tingling in the hands and arms. As with everything Dupuytren related, the answer is …it depends. A few small studies […]

The Future is Coming!

Improving the Future of Dupuytren Care Right now, many people with mild Dupuytren biology do well after surgery or after Xiaflex – because most people have mild to moderate Dupuytren biology. The issue isn’t the patient with mild disease biology who will do well for a long time after any treatment. The issue is those […]

Pronounce Dupuytren

My phone’s speech recognition has¬†transcribed Dupuytren as “two bedrooms”, “do patron”, “Jupiter den” and others, but the best was a couple of days ago: “Stupid trend“. Pretty close – and appropriate, don’t you think?