Dupuytren Research Group

Musicians with Dupuytren: 60 Second Survey

Musicians with Dupuytren The curse of the MacCrimmons! Dupuytren contracture has been called this because it crippled the MacCrimmons, the famous pipers of the Isle of Skye: the first record of Dupuytren interfering with playing a musical instrument (although some might question whether or not bagpipes are a “musical” instrument). This month’s 60 Second Survey […]

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Survey Results: Dupuytren, Sports, and Floor Exercises
On: Nov 1, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Survey Results: Dupuytren, Sports, and Floor Exercises Many people with Dupuytren disease report problems with hand-intensive sports and floor exercises relating to their Dupuytren disease. How common is this? Is it all due to bent fingers or are there additional issues? This 2017 Dupuytren Research Group survey reviews the results of 504 participants with Dupuytren […]

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Typing and Dupuytren Disease: Sixty Second Survey Results
On: Oct 6, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Typing and Dupuytren Disease Problems with keyboard use are a common complaint with Dupuytren disease. A recent Dupuytren Research Group survey gives insight into the specifics based on the responses of 383 survey participants with Dupuytren disease. It’s a common problem. Two-thirds of study participants reported Dupuytren-related difficulties with keyboard use. Over half reported that […]

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Dupuytren and Typing
On: Sep 2, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Does Dupuytren affect your touch typing? Yes or no, we’d love to know! Take this month’s Sixty Second Survey at this link. . Take the survey to help improve the understanding of Dupuytren disease. Results will be released at the end of the month. Please repost/retweet! And… spaces for Thursday Sept 7 San Francisco Dupuytren […]

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What is Dupuytren Disease?
On: Jul 28, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

What is Dupuytren disease? After passing the first hurdle of pronouncing Dupuytren (DOOpa-tren: sort of rhymes with “hooka den”, “group of friends” “move again” “super bend”…), most people – doctors and patients alike – have trouble answering this question. Most doctors don’t give a simple answer. Instead, they often just describe some part of the problem. […]

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Dupuytren and nerve problems?

Does Dupuytren cause nerve problems? A common topic of discussion on Dupuytren forums such The Dupuytren’s Disease Support Group is whether or not Dupuytren causes numbness and tingling in the hands and arms. As with everything Dupuytren related, the answer is …it depends. A few small studies suggesting that local tenderness in Dupuytren cords, nodules, […]

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