General

Botox and Dupuytren Disease?
By: Charles Eaton
Jun 16, 2013

Botox may have a use in the treatment of Dupuytren disease. Right now, it’s untested, but it has a scientific basis. Botox is not just the botulinium toxin. It’s a biologic extract which contains a number of unique molecules. One of these is C3 transferase, an enzyme which blocks several steps in the pathway of […]

Read more ›
Dupuytren Foundation 2012 Annual Report
On: Dec 31, 2012
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren Foundation Annual Report Update from  Dupuytren Foundation President, Charles Eaton MD It’s been a year of growth and change for the Dupuytren Foundation. The Dupuytren Foundation has reorganized its website Dupuytrens.org  The Dupuytren Foundation has a new address: 1732 S Congress Ave Suite # 348Palm Springs FL 33461 Phone 949-CURE-DUP (949-287-3387)FAX 561-828-0494email: info@Dupuytrens.org I […]

Read more ›
2012: New Dupuytren’s Textbook Publication
On: Nov 10, 2012
By: Charles Eaton

Inspired by the exchange of new ideas at the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease, the symposium’s faculty worked for a year and a half to publish a comprehensive textbook on Dupuytren’s disease. Dupuytren’s Disease and Related Hyperproliferative Disorders: Principles, Research, and Clinical Perspectives, published this year by Springer, covers the spectrum of issues from […]

Read more ›
Dr. Meinel presents a new concept of Dupuytren’s at the Miami Dupuytren Symposium
On: Sep 13, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

Dr. Albrecht Meinel, former chief of surgery for over 20 years at Tauberbischofsheim Hospital, Germany, shares his insights from a lifetime interest in Dupuytren’s contracture with the paradigm-shifting presentation “The palmar fibromatosis or the loss of flexibility of the palmar finger tissue. A new insight into the disease process of Dupuytren’s contracture based on clinical […]

Read more ›
Video: Dr. Rayan at the 2010 Miami Dupuytren Symposium
On: Aug 29, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

Dr. Ghazi Rayan, reviews Dupuytren’s disease: anatomy, pathology, presentation at the 2010 Miami Dupuytren’s Symposium: http://www.youtube.com/user/DupuytrenFoundation#p/u/0/HE6nBpteAAo. Dr Rayan is Program Director, Hand/Orthopaedic Surgery, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, and is a world expert on the problem of Dupuytren’s disease. Dr. Rayan has authored a number of papers on this condition in addition to […]

Read more ›
Scientific breakthroughs at the Miami Dupuytren Symposium
On: Aug 8, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

It’s been a few months since the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease in Miami, FL. This was a huge undertaking – the the first meeting of this scope and magnitude in 20 years, and some incredible new developments were showcased. There was so much material presented it’s taking a while to sort through things, […]

Read more ›
Miami International Dupuytren Symposium Breaks New Ground
On: May 19, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

Medical researchers and physicians from 15 countries converge May 22 and 23 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Miami for an intensive two day summit on Dupuytren’s Disease: www.DupuytrenSymposium.com. Dupuytren’s disease is a progressive condition which gradually curls the fingers permanently into the palm. It is estimated that 3 to 9 million Americans have bent fingers […]

Read more ›
A personal look at Dupuytren’s
On: Mar 10, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

A family physician remembers his late father’s Dupuytren’s and muses on options for treatment: http://www.greatfallstribune.com/article/20100309/LIFESTYLE/3090307/Hands+become+claws+in+victims+of+Dupuytren+s. The observation “…in his final years he was wearied by the thought of ‘another procedure’ or treatment and decided to live with the condition” is a telling testimony for the need for better treatment options and the need to support […]

Read more ›
Reimbursement for Needle Aponeurotomy and for Xiaflex
On: Feb 24, 2010
By: Charles Eaton

Needle aponeurotomy (NA) is referred to as percutaneous fasciotomy in the AMA Common Procedural Terminology (CPT) listing. CPT codes are the standard language used by health care providers and the insurance industry regarding reimbursement. Several years ago, Blue Cross of Massachusetts quietly removed the code for NA (26040) from their list of reimbursed procedures, as […]

Read more ›