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Dr. Meinel presents a new concept of Dupuytren’s at the Miami Dupuytren Symposium

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 and anatomical findings.” We need both luck and lateral thinking to develop better treatments for Dupuyten’s, and Dr. Meinel’s concept of extension blocking as the basic mechanical biology of Dupuytren’s turns conventional thinking on its head: