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Options For Severe Dupuytren Recontracture 2/2

The three traditional treatments for severe recurrent Dupuytren contracture are PIP joint fusion, dermofasciectomy and amputation. These have been reviewed here. The list of alternative approaches is growing, particularly for the most difficult problem of PIP joint recontracture. The problem is that over time, the tendons and ligaments of a bent PIP joint change and […]

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2015 Dupuytren Symposium
2015 International Symposium on Dupuytren Disease

The May 2015 International Dupuytren Symposium in Groningen, The Netherlands was very productive. A textbook based on the proceedings is in the works. Video presentations are rolling out on http://Dupuytren.tv

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Dupuytren Roundtable Discussions

Here are links to two recently published roundtable discussions by experts in the field of Dupuytren’s. Although these were discussions by surgeons for surgeons, they are really just conversations and quite readable. They highlight the current challenges both surgeons and their patients face with Dupuytren’s disease and provide insight into future efforts to develop a […]

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Miami Dupuytren Symposium spurs new research: Report from Dupuytren’s Day at the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Handchirurgiethe (German Society for Surgery of the Hand – DGH)

Dr Wolfgang Wach reports from the DGH, Oct 7 Dupuytren Program: “I attended the Dupuytren’s day at the Nuremberg conference of German hand surgeons and the Miami Dupuytren Symposium was pretty well covered there. Bernhard Lukas gave a review of the Miami conference and the current issue of the German hand surgeons journal which was […]

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Video: I was a Teenage Myofibroblast (and I loved it!)
On: Oct 2, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

Before becoming the villain in Dupuytren’s, the myofibroblast was really not a bad cell. What happened? What caused the change? Could it happen to you? Professor Sem Phan, Department of Pathology, University of Michigan explains almost everything in this presentation of “Mechanisms of Myofibroblast Differentiation”: http://www.youtube.com/user/DupuytrenFoundation#p/u/0/dsPwSUDrz1Y Funding for these and other Miami Dupuytren Symposium videos […]

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The Secret Life of Myofibroblasts: Dr. Boris Hinz reveals all!

Boris Hinz PhD, University of Toronto, Ontario, CA presents “Fundamental aspects of myofibroblast contraction.” and explains how the process is both simple and complex. How do these little cells do such big things? More importantly, what steps in the process go wrong to result in Dupuytren’s and what can be done to safely and simply […]

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Dupuytren’s vs. Burns! Video: Dr. Paul Zidel at the 2010 Miami Dupuytren Symposium

Dr. Paul Zidel, Chief, Hand Surgery, Maricopa Medical Center, Phoenix, Arizona, presents a thought provoking comparison of two different yet similar conditions in “Dupuytren’s versus burn scar contracture”http://www.youtube.com/user/DupuytrenFoundation#p/u/0/uR5OcoIKfOIHypertrophic scars, Ledderhose disease, burn scars, keloid scars, desmoid tumors, pulmonary fibrosis, arteriosclerosis and other abnormal fibrosing conditions share some of the same complex biology as Dupuytren’s. Answers […]

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Dr. Paul Werker presents at the 2010 Dupuytren Symposium

Paul Werker MD PhD, Professor and Head of the Department of Plastic Surgery, Groningen University Medical Center Groningen, NL presents: Management of soft tissue contractures: a surgical perspective. See the video at http://www.youtube.com/user/DupuytrenFoundation#p/u/0/fHoOhGlsgDU. This and other video presentations from the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease, are being added to http://dupuytrensymposium.com/program.html. This symposium was made […]

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Video: Dr. Osterman at the 2010 Miami Dupuytren Symposium
On: Aug 22, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

The latest installment of video presentations archived from the Miami Dupuytren Symposium features Dr. Lee Osterman, Professor of Hand/Orthopedic Surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Osterman’s entertaining presentation highlights the complex background of efforts to understand and treat Dupuytren’s Disease. See “Cline’s contracture: Dupuytren was a thief. A history of surgery […]

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