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Video: I was a Teenage Myofibroblast (and I loved it!)

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¬† Dupuytren Symposium videos is […]

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 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 correct this? Watch […]

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 […]

Video: Professor Millesi at the Miami Dupuytren’s Symposium

Professor Hanno Millesi of the Millesi Center in Vienna, chairman of the 1983 Dupuytren’s Meeting in Vienna, presents “Changes of the visco-elastic properties of the palmar fascia as the pathogenetic basis of Dupuytren’s Disease”: http://www.youtube.com/user/DupuytrenFoundation#p/u/0/vRc9XFBOVTk. The more one investigates, the deeper the mystery of Dupuytren’s becomes. The legendary Dr. Millesi explores the chicken and egg […]

Dr. Paul Werker presents at the 2010 Dupuytren Symposium

Paul Werker MD Ph.D., 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 made possible through funding from the Dupuytren Foundation. […]

Video: Dr. Wolfgang Wach at the 2010 Dupuytren Symposium

Dr. Wolfgang Wach, founder of the Dupuytren Society (http://www.dupuytren-online.info/), discusses the development, value and future of the Dupuytren Society in this video from the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease. The Dupuytren Society is the largest, most visited patient oriented Dupuytren’s resource on the internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4qSMSqYhxOc&list=PLSEyPqK1WriTPT1k88PXX-uJ2lUFS6P9a&index=2

Video Presentations of the 2010 Miami Dupuytren Symposium on YouTube

The Miami Dupuytren Symposium was very exciting. Presentations were recorded on video, and are finally making their way through post processing to be available on line. Free. For you – courtesy of the Dupuytren Foundation. These will be released weekly. Each presentation is at least 15 minutes, and most will take some time to digest, […]

Stony Brook Dupuytren Symposium

I had the opportunity to attend the Stony Brook Dupuytren Symposium April 17. This was a real treat, featuring a faculty of well known authorities on Dupuytren’s. The volcanic ash European flight difficulties prevented attendance of only one speaker. The symposium covered a range of topics and in addition provided an in depth tour of […]

Stretching, Myofibroblasts and Dupuytren’s

How, and why, does Dupuytren’s disease actually contract? What is the physical mechanism? What provokes it? There is a genetic risk, but genes don’t provide the entire script, otherwise Dupuytren’s contractures should be symmetric, the same problem developing at the same time in the same way in both hands, but that’s not what happens: usually, […]

Personal experiences with Xiaflex and Needle Aponeurotomy

Xiaflex is now available, and is generating reports by both traditional writers and self published social media authors. There are now two minimally invasive treatments for contractures due to Dupuytren’s disease – Xiaflex injection and needle aponeurotomy – with relative advantages and disadvantages of each. The following video was made by a Dupuytren’s patient, documenting […]