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The Knowledge Gap

Dupuytren disease has fallen through a gap in a system which ordinarily leads to better and better disease treatment. One side of the gap is that at its core, Dupuytren disease is a medical disorder, from some subtle biologic imbalance. The other side is that although Dupuytren disease does many

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Blue Eyes, Dupuytren Disease, and Alcoholism

  A recent study linked blue eyes with genetic risk for alcoholism. Interesting, because Dupuytren disease is more common in people with light colored eyes and according to some studies, Dupuytren is linked to chronic alcoholism. It’s a match! Or is it? Other studies conclude alcoholism is not a risk for Dupuytren disease. Both Dupuytren and blue

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Options for Severe Dupuytren recontracture 1/2

The worst and unsolved part of Dupuytren contracture is recontracture after treatment, and then recontracture after retreatment. Most people don’t have this problem, but when they do, the most common joint to have this problem is the small (pinky) finger PIP joint – the joint in the middle of the

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Radiation and Dupuytren disease

Radiation treatment of Dupuytren disease has been reported in medical journals since the 1930s. It’s difficult to study because Dupuytren disease is so unpredictable and progresses so slowly.Radiation is primarily recommended to prevent contracture in those who do not yet have contracture. The outcome of any preventative treatment has to

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Therametrics: Possible Dupuytren Drugs

Therametrics (http://Therametrics.com)  has a novel approach to therapeutic drug discovery which may fit well with efforts to find a cure for Dupuytren disease. Studying Dupuytren disease is difficult because the biology is amazingly complicated. Many different types of drugs might be helpful – too many for any one person to

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Google Glass and Dupuytren Procedures

A neat use of Google Glass to record procedures for Dupuytren disease:http://glasshandsurgery.blogspot.com/2014/11/google-glass-used-in-hand-surgery.htmlNext step is to miniaturize the view and track down the culprit molecules!

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