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Dupuytren Foundation is now a Public Charity
By: Charles Eaton
Jul 4, 2009

It’s taken almost two years to wade through the red tape, but hot off the press, The Dupuytren Foundation is finally officially certified as a 501(c)3 Public Charity! See https://dupuytrens.org/dupfoundation501c3.pdf for documentation.

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Dupuytren’s Skin Graft Controversy
On: Apr 10, 2009
By: Charles Eaton

Skin grafting is a time honored technique in the range of options to reduce the incidence of recurrence after fasciectomy for Dupuytren’s contracture. There are two general approaches. One is dermofasciectomy: remove a large area of affected skin and resurface the area with a similarly large skin graft. The other is to put in a […]

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Genetic studies are underway for Dupuytren’s
On: Apr 8, 2009
By: Charles Eaton

The goal of the collaboration of the Dupuytren Foundation and Scripps Research is to identify the genes responsible for Dupuytrens and then develop a targeted intervention to make them stop doing that. Our DNA is like a computer, and our genes are the programs that are either running (upregulated) or not running (downregulated). The genes […]

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On: Apr 6, 2009
By: Charles Eaton

Hand therapy and splinting are usually a big part of recovery after open surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture. Despite a drive for evidence based medicine, evidence for the effectiveness of splinting after open Dupuytren’s surgery is still elusive. Debbie Larson and Christina Jerosch-Herold review the issue in this article (link to full text pdf): Clinical effectiveness […]

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Needle Aponeurotomy
On: Jul 23, 2007
By: Charles Eaton

A new option is available for people who suffer from the bent fingers of Dupuytren’s contracture allowing patients to avoid the risks, ordeal and lengthy recovery associated with traditional open surgical techniques. This quick office procedure has been practiced in France for over 30 years, and is now catching on in the USA. www.needledup.com

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