General Archives ~ Dupuytren Research Group

2018 Father’s Day

Father’s Day is this weekend! Fathers pass on so many things to their children – wisdom, bad jokes, and sometimes Dupuytren disease. Over half of people with Dupuytren disease know a family member with Dupuytren. Dupuytren Celebrities  This Father’s Day, these celebrities share their experiences with Dupuytren in their families. Joe Bonsall, country music legend […]

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One Dup, Two Dup, Red Dup, Blue Dup
On: May 17, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

So much is known about Dupuytren; much more needs to be known. Dupuytren probably isn’t one single diagnosis or one single disease. It’s the end result of overlapping causes. It’s a late effect of many possible causes, the same way similar looking scars can be the late effects of different injuries – cuts, burns, blunt trauma and […]

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Survey Results: Dupuytren Triggers
On: Jan 7, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

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 […]

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Dupuytren Matching Gift Challenge
On: Dec 22, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Compassion, Generosity, and Enlightened Self-Interest In this season of gratitude and self-reflection, it’s wonderful to have a simple way to help oneself and at the same time help others in the same situation. I have Dupuytren disease in my hand. I’ve learned that Dupuytren-related diseases run in my family, here and there: Dupuytren, Ledderhose, Peyronie, […]

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Dupuytren Triggers: 60 second survey
On: Dec 16, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren Triggers Yes, that’s a picture of Roy Roger’s horse, Trigger. You might not have been expecting that. Dupuytren also shows up unexpectedly. People have normal hands, and then they don’t. Many feel the problem came out of nowhere. Others may recall some event happening around the same time as Dupuytren first appeared and conclude […]

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Survey Results: Musicians with Dupuytren
On: Dec 15, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Survey Results: Musicians with Dupuytren Nearly 200 musicians with Dupuytren took the Nov 2017 Dupuytren Research Group Survey on the impact of Dupuytren disease on playing a musical instrument. All those surveyed had Dupuytren disease. People were asked how bent their fingers were, whether or not they had previous Dupuytren treatment, the impact of Dupuytren […]

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Musicians with Dupuytren: 60 Second Survey
On: Nov 3, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Musicians with Dupuytren The curse of the MacCrimmons! Dupuytren contracture has been called this because it crippled the MacCrimmons, the famous pipers of the Isle of Skye: the first record of Dupuytren interfering with playing a musical instrument (although some might question whether or not bagpipes are a “musical” instrument). This month’s 60 Second Survey […]

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Survey Results: Dupuytren, Sports, and Floor Exercises
On: Nov 1, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Survey Results: Dupuytren, Sports, and Floor Exercises Many people with Dupuytren disease report problems with hand-intensive sports and floor exercises relating to their Dupuytren disease. How common is this? Is it all due to bent fingers or are there additional issues? This 2017 Dupuytren Research Group survey reviews the results of 504 participants with Dupuytren […]

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Typing and Dupuytren Disease: Sixty Second Survey Results
On: Oct 6, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

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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