Dupuytren

NHS Dupuytren Information

Dupuytren is complicated. Much of it is a mystery. Because it’s not understood, describing it makes me feel like a character in the parable of the blind men and the elephant. Seeing the Dupuytren brochure recently released by England’s National Health Service is a pleasant surprise. It summarizes information from publications, answers common questions, and […]

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Happy International Women’s Day!
On: Mar 8, 2022
By: Charles Eaton

Happy International Women’s Day The story that God created man before creating woman is an example of working on the rough draft before the final masterpiece. A traditional Dupuytren narrative is that Dupuytren is primarily a painless nuisance problem of bent fingers in old men. This perception does a disservice to many. Not only is […]

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Happy Holidays from DRG
On: Dec 22, 2021
By: Charles Eaton

When we all lend a hand helping the community we improve everyone’s quality of life. Best wishes in this holiday season from the Dupuytren Research Group

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Don’t forget Dupuytren on Giving Tuesday!
On: Nov 29, 2021
By: Charles Eaton

The Dupuytren Research Group’s work is supported entirely by your charitable gifts. Thanks to you, our blood test pilot study has completed blood sample collection, and analysis is underway. This is the first step toward a large research study to develop a Dupuytren blood test. We’ve made it this far because of the Dupuytren community’s […]

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Happy Holidays from the Dupuytren Research Group!

The Dupuytren Research Group is headquartered in sandy West Palm Beach Florida. This is our area’s most visible celebration of the season: SandiLand, featuring the world’s only 35-foot, 700-ton holiday sand tree. It’s a large accomplishment. It took a lot of planning and many people working together – just like the research the Dupuytren Research […]

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2020: The year of solving the puzzle!
On: Dec 31, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

I’m optimistic 2020 will be the year of progress solving the Dupuytren puzzle. Dupuytren seems at times a jigsaw puzzle with too many pieces. Pieces from other puzzles. Pieces that look as though they should fit, but don’t. Pieces that belong in one location, but seem to fit in many different locations. One strategy to […]

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Dupuytren versus Spellcheck
On: Nov 26, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

The word “Dupuytren” is often missing from spellcheck libraries. Before my phone got used to me, it transcribed Dupuytren as “Jupiter Den”, “Two Bedrooms” “Do engine” and other comical substitutions, although it never produced “Department Contracture” or “Dumpster Contracture”, as in this newspaper article published last week: Dupuytren, Dupuytren, Dupuytren! It’s a common problem. We need […]

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It’s Dupuytren’s Birthday!
On: Oct 5, 2019
By: Charles Eaton

Happy Birthday, Dupuytren! It may not seem that long ago, but Guillaume Dupuytren was born just 242 years ago today on Oct. 5, 1777. Dupuytren disease goes by his name because of the lecture he gave and the surgery he performed for this condition at Hôpital-Dieu in Paris on the 5th of December 1831, just […]

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