Dupuytren

Survey Results: Dupuytren, Sports, and Floor Exercises

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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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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Dupuytren Disease Awareness Day!
On: Mar 20, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

Dupuytren Awareness Dupuytren disease research has a big problem: lack of awareness. Most people have never heard the word “Dupuytren”, much less “Dupuytren Disease”. The name “Dupuytren” is hard to pronounce and even harder to spell. Many other medical conditions have had this problem. Most have still not made it out into public. It takes work, […]

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Cannabinoids, Dupuytren, and Orphan Drugs
On: Mar 3, 2017
By: Charles Eaton

I was recently asked if medical marijuana might be helpful for Dupuytren disease. The short answer is “No one knows.”. The longer answer is much more interesting. The late effect of Dupuytren disease is Dupuytren contracture. The medical term for the findings in Dupuytren contracture is fibrosis. Sclerosis also means the same thing. If either of […]

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