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PrimeDay Supports Dupuytren Foundation
By: Charles Eaton
Jul 12, 2016

Shop Amazon Prime Day July 12, and support The Dupuytren Foundation for free! The Dupuytren Foundation is a member of Amazon.com’s Amazon Smile program, which supports nonprofit charities on Amazon Prime Day (Today and every day). It’s a free and automatic way for you to support the Dupuytren Foundation every time you shop Amazon. The Dupuytren […]

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Magnesium and Dupuytren disease
On: Jun 8, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

The cause of Dupuytren disease is a team effort of risks and stressors. Genes play the major role in one’s lifetime risk of disease. Not everyone with Dupuytren genes knows it: many people are genetic carriers. They carry the Dupuytren genes and pass them on to their children, yet never develop the disease themselves. Factors […]

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Dupuytren Radiotherapy Attitudes
On: May 15, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

Current opinions on radiotherapy for Dupuytren disease The role of radiation (radiotherapy) for Dupuytren disease is a topic of growing interest in both patients and physicians.  One problem is the lack of data – it’s not yet known how radiation affects Dupuytren disease over the decades that follow. This is not lack of interest, just […]

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Media coverage of Dupuytren Disease
On: Apr 18, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

There’s a been recent storm of Dupuytren related media coverage: A television news story interviewing Dupuytren Foundation executive director Dr. Charles Eaton and Dupuytren Foundation board member Tom Knapp: http://www.wpbf.com/news/whats-brewing-with-stephanie-berzinski-dupuytren-disease/39025076 Google books chose the chapter on Dupuytren disease authored by Dr. Charles Eaton to be the online example for the latest edition of the classic […]

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Dupuytren Heroes Raising Dupuytren Awareness
On: Apr 15, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren disease advocacy faces many small challenges which collectively add up to a big challenge. Even the French word Dupuytren (“Doop-a-tren”) isn’t familiar to English speakers either in sound or spelling. It doesn’t even rhyme with any English word. The result is that the word Dupuytren is hard to remember, and often doesn’t register when people see […]

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Speeding up Dupuytren research

A hand surgery colleague just sent me hand pictures of a patient he had treated with needle aponeurotomy seven years ago. His patient recently had a recurrence and had an excellent outcome with repeat needle aponeurotomy. A great result, more impressive because things don’t always go as well. It’s an example of the ups and downs […]

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Dupuytren and Worker Compensation
On: Apr 6, 2016
By: Charles Eaton

Is Dupuytren disease work related? If so, how should workers be compensated? This issue has been discussed since the 1800s along with legal and financial implications. This article is an example:  http://www.thenational.scot/news/dwp-accused-of-denying-industrial-benefits-to-workers.15966. It’s not a simple issue. The major risk for developing Dupuytren disease is believed to be genetic. Trauma and exposure to high manual stresses […]

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First Dupuytren Nodule

My first Dupuytren palm nodule. What will to happen to me? Most Dupuytren disease starts as a nodule. Some nodules go away without any treatment. Some nodules develop minor cords and then seem to stop. Some nodules are the first sign of severe Dupuytren disease. Which is it going to be? Without a biomarker, we can […]

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Dupuytren Contracture Procedure Choice
Dupuytren Contracture Procedure Choices

If a hand progresses from early Dupuytren disease (nodules, dimples, cords with no limitation of motion) to Dupuytren contracture, treatment should be considered.  The best compromise between the ordeal of a procedure and the best long term outcome is to treat either when the finger is either awkwardly bent or if the bend of one joint […]

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Contracture or Disease?
Dupuytren Disease versus Dupuytren Contracture
On: Dec 11, 2015
By: Charles Eaton

What is the difference between Dupuytren Disease and Dupuytren Contracture? Dupuytren Disease is condition in which there is an imbalance in the body’s ability to regulate part of the biology involved in healing and scarring. The medical name for the changes caused by Dupuytren disease is fibrosis: tough, scar like tissue forms where it doesn’t belong. […]

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