Dupuytren

A better Dupuytren measurement?
Oct 24, 2018

Measuring Dupuytren What’s the best way to measure Dupuytren disease impact? Finger angles? Dexterity performing hand-related activities? Subjective or self-reported surveys? It turns out that Dupuytren is difficult to pigeonhole. People often compensate for some loss of motion without being aware that they are. Unless the fingers are really bent, angle measurements don’t correlate with […]

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Share Your Dupuytren Story
On: Sep 14, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren. In English, the word Dupuytren is unfamiliar. It’s hard to spell and strange to pronounce (DOO-pa-tren) – and not just for English speakers. In Denmark, it’s called Kuskefingre (Coachman’s finger) because Dupuytren’s first description involved the fingers of a man who drove a horsedrawn coach – a coachman. The reason that the word isn’t […]

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2018 Father’s Day
On: Jun 13, 2018
By: Charles Eaton

Father’s Day is this weekend! Fathers pass on so many things to their children – wisdom, bad jokes, and sometimes Dupuytren disease. Over half of people with Dupuytren disease know a family member with Dupuytren. Dupuytren Celebrities  This Father’s Day, these celebrities share their experiences with Dupuytren in their families. Joe Bonsall, country music legend […]

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Mother’s Day Maps

May is here. Summer is coming! In many countries, Mother’s day is being celebrated this Sunday. It’s a meaningful milestone. Dupuytren Research Group is also marking milestones – on a variety of maps. International Dupuytren Data Bank Enrollment The IDDB is nearing the 3000 enrollee mark: as of today, we have 2996 enrollees. Here is […]

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Dupuytren Triggers: 60 second survey
On: Dec 16, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren Triggers Yes, that’s a picture of Roy Roger’s horse, Trigger. You might not have been expecting that. Dupuytren also shows up unexpectedly. People have normal hands, and then they don’t. Many feel the problem came out of nowhere. Others may recall some event happening around the same time as Dupuytren first appeared and conclude […]

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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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Handwriting and Dupuytren Disease: Sixty Second Survey Results
On: Aug 15, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Does Dupuytren disease affect handwriting? 635 people responded to the Dupuytren Research Group Sixty Second Survey of the effect of Dupuytren on their handwriting. This survey asked three questions of people living with Dupuytren disease: Does Dupuytren affect your writing hand? No Yes, without contracture Yes, with contracture If yes to #1,  has Dupuytren disease affected […]

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Dupuytren and Handwriting
On: Aug 3, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Does Dupuytren affect your handwriting or how you write? Yes or no, we’d love to know! Take the short survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/DUP-handwriting – it will take less than 60 seconds. Results will be released next week. Please repost/retweet! Thanks – Charles Eaton MD

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