#Dupuytren

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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Will Winford’s Dupuytren Challenge: Climbing El Capitán for a Cure

Dupuytren disease is a challenge. So is climbing straight up the side of a tall mountain with your bare hands. Today Will Winford, a 27 year old rock climber with Dupuytren disease, begins his conquest of both – climbing  the 3000 vertical feet of El Capitán and using this to help raise awareness of Dupuytren disease. Find […]

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Blue Eyes, Dupuytren Disease, and Alcoholism
On: Jul 19, 2015
By: Charles Eaton

  A recent study linked blue eyes with genetic risk for alcoholism. Interesting, because Dupuytren disease is more common in people with light colored eyes and according to some studies, Dupuytren is linked to chronic alcoholism. It’s a match! Or is it? Other studies conclude alcoholism is not a risk for Dupuytren disease. Both Dupuytren and blue eyes are more common in […]

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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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Options for Severe Dupuytren recontracture 1/2

The worst and unsolved part of Dupuytren contracture is recontracture after treatment, and then recontracture after retreatment. Most people don’t have this problem, but when they do, the most common joint to have this problem is the small (pinky) finger PIP joint – the joint in the middle of the finger. Recontracture after a minimally […]

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Radiation and Dupuytren disease
On: Mar 4, 2015
By: Charles Eaton

Radiation treatment of Dupuytren disease has been reported in medical journals since the 1930s. It’s difficult to study because Dupuytren disease is so unpredictable and progresses so slowly.Radiation is primarily recommended to prevent contracture in those who do not yet have contracture. The outcome of any preventative treatment has to be compared to the outcome […]

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Therametrics: Possible Dupuytren Drugs
On: Dec 30, 2014
By: Charles Eaton

Therametrics (http://Therametrics.com)  has a novel approach to therapeutic drug discovery which may fit well with efforts to find a cure for Dupuytren disease. Studying Dupuytren disease is difficult because the biology is amazingly complicated. Many different types of drugs might be helpful – too many for any one person to sort through. It’s also difficult […]

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