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Dupuytren Foundation is now a Public Charity

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 501(c)(3) certification for documentation.

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First International Dupuytren’s Symposium

Plans are underway to organize the first International Symposium on Dupuytren’s Disease, to be held in South Florida May or June 2010, coordinated jointly by the Dupuytren Foundation and the Dupuytren Society. The goal of the symposium is to raise awareness regarding Dupuytren’s disease and related conditions and to promote

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Dupuytren’s Skin Graft Controversy

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

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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

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Dupuytren’s Foundation and Scripps Research

The Dupuytren’s Foundation http://www.dupuytrenfoundation.org has officially partnered with Scripps research to establish a DNA bank of tissues affected by Dupuytren’s disease. This will be available to researchers interested in studying Dupuytren DNA. So far, 20 samples have been collected. If the gene is identified, progress toward acure will be greatly

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Needle Aponeurotomy

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

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