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Typing and Dupuytren Disease: Sixty Second Survey Results
Oct 6, 2017

Typing and Dupuytren Disease Problems with keyboard use are a common complaint with Dupuytren disease. A recent Dupuytren Research Group survey gives insight into the specifics based on the responses of 383 survey participants with Dupuytren disease. It’s a common problem. Two-thirds of study participants reported Dupuytren-related difficulties with keyboard use. Over half reported that […]

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Handwriting and Dupuytren Disease: Sixty Second Survey Results
On: Aug 15, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Does Dupuytren disease affect handwriting? 635 people responded to the Dupuytren Research Group Sixty Second Survey of the effect of Dupuytren on their handwriting. This survey asked three questions of people living with Dupuytren disease: Does Dupuytren affect your writing hand? No Yes, without contracture Yes, with contracture If yes to #1,  has Dupuytren disease affected […]

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What is Dupuytren Disease?
On: Jul 28, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

What is Dupuytren disease? After passing the first hurdle of pronouncing Dupuytren (DOOpa-tren: sort of rhymes with “hooka den”, “group of friends” “move again” “super bend”…), most people – doctors and patients alike – have trouble answering this question. Most doctors don’t give a simple answer. Instead, they often just describe some part of the problem. […]

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Dupuytren and nerve problems?

Does Dupuytren cause nerve problems? A common topic of discussion on Dupuytren forums such The Dupuytren’s Disease Support Group 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 suggesting that local tenderness in Dupuytren cords, nodules, […]

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How common is Dupuytren Disease?
On: Apr 1, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

How common is Dupuytren disease? The short answer is this:  much more common than you might think. Scroll to the bottom to get the summary numbers. For the long answer, keep reading. The details depend on where you get your data. One set of data comes from a large web-based survey (DiBenedetti 2010). One conclusion […]

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Dupuytren Disease Awareness Day!
On: Mar 20, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren Awareness Dupuytren disease research has a big problem: lack of awareness. Most people have never heard the word “Dupuytren”, much less “Dupuytren Disease”. The name “Dupuytren” is hard to pronounce and even harder to spell. Many other medical conditions have had this problem. Most have still not made it out into public. It takes work, […]

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Cannabinoids, Dupuytren, and Orphan Drugs
On: Mar 3, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

I was recently asked if medical marijuana might be helpful for Dupuytren disease. The short answer is “No one knows.”. The longer answer is much more interesting. The late effect of Dupuytren disease is Dupuytren contracture. The medical term for the findings in Dupuytren contracture is fibrosis. Sclerosis also means the same thing. If either of […]

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Heads and Hands: Biomarkers
On: Jan 9, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Heads and Hands: Biomarkers Biomarkers are the focus of Dupuytren Research Group research – the International Dupuytren Data Bank. Researchers in many medical specialties are searching for biomarkers, not just to find new treatments, but as a guide to current treatment. Blood test biomarkers are under investigation for better management and eventually prevention of  post-concussive […]

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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 […]

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