Dupuytren Research Group Blog

Open fasciotomy for Dupuytren’s

 Patients with Dupuytren’s need two things, mechanical and biological. The former, a simple and safe way to straighten bent fingers, and the latter, a way to prevent disease progression and

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Genetic determined biochemistry and Dupuyren’s

The genetic basis of Dupuytren’s is explained by the genetic basis of individual biochemistry and enzymatic variation. Sort of. This fascinating review shows how complicated this can be: http://www.dupuytrenfoundation.org/DupPDFs/2008_Zyluk.pdf
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Verapamil, tamoxifen, carnitine – options?

One resource for potential medical treatment of Dupuytren’s is the literature on medicines which work for related conditions such as Peyronie’s. This review examines the rationale and results of propionyl-L-carnitine,

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