News, comments, recent additions to our Dupuytren web site

June 2022

Wolfgang Wach, one of the chairmen of the Internattional Dupuytren Society, receives (on behalf of the Society) the Günter-von.Pannewitz Award of the German Association fo Radio Oncology (DEGRO).


April 2022

The winners of the International Dupuytren Award 2022 have been announced! See who published the best papers!


The Phase 2b trial of the Anti-TNF injections showed that the injection can soften Dupuytren nodules. Detailed results have been published in Lancet Anti-TNF_phase2b . Another big step forward towards a new kind of treatment for Dupuytren's. The next trial (phase 3) will cover a larger amount of patients and investigate longer term effects as well side effects.


September 2021

The International conference on Dupuytren Disease, originally planned for 2020 and postponed due to the Covid pandemic, is started on 22nd September 2021 as a series ob virtual webinars, completed in December 2021. Papers and related discussions are available as videos on the IDS channel YouTube and onthe conference website


November 2019

A medication for injection injection (Google unfortunately probits naming it) has been withdrawn from all of the European market, as well as Australia and Japan. .The reason ist not a medical one but a purely financial one. Because of limited production capabilities the company producing ths medication is focusing on the much more profitable US market, for the time being still including Canada. With this decision many patients worl-wide are losing a minimally invasive option for treating their Dupuytren's contracture.


May 2019

Second conference of the Russian Dupuytren Society in St. Petersburg, Russia.


Febuary 2018

Our website now includes a page on hand splinting - The website of the Canadian Dupuytren Society is now online .

January 2018

Added https security to the IDS website and forum.

May 2016

First conference of the Russian Dupuytren Society in St. Petersburg, Russia.

Unfortunately, in a computer crash we lost the news between 2011 and 2017.

January 2011

European approval of a specific injection (Google unfortunately probits naming it) to treat Dupuytren's disease more_details. The next step are national approvales, which vary per country will take from a couple on months to a year. We will report progress on our web site.

New layout for our web site. Hope you like it and it facilitates finding information!

November 2010

The British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE) approves radiotherapy for treatment of early Dupuytren's disease guidance_details . See also article in the Daily Mail online.

October 2010

The International Dupuytren Award was presented to Prof. Ilse Degreef at the 2010 annual meeting of the German hand surgeons.

English surgeons swim the Channel to collect money for Dupuytren's research! See our research page and Oxford_mail


May 2010

The Dupuytren Society in cooperation with the US based Dupuytren Foundation hosted in Miami, Florida, on 22/23 May 2010 an International Symposium on Dupuytren's Disease. Participants from 17 countries presented latest results in research and clinic work. The results will be published as book in 2011.

February 2010

The FDA approves collagenase injection as treatment for Dupuytren's disease. Now we have a new option! This is reflected in our web site menu where collagenase injection is now listed as seperate treatment.

Dupuytren web site news in April 2009

Dupuytren Society and Dupuytren Foundation join forces to fight Dupuytren's disease. - Presentation of Dr. Keith Denkler at 2009 annual meeting of AAPS on treating stage IV patients with needle fasciotomy (full text). - A variety of updates in course of February - March 2009, mostly in the literature sections.

Dupuytren web site news in January 2009

Dupuytren Foundation established in the U.S.A. -- Since March 2008 many of our web pages habe been updated, too many to be listed here. Also our forum is now better integrated into our web site, providing the web site's menu also to forum users. The most recent updates: Added Dr. Marco Rizzo of Mayo clinic, MN, to our list of needle faciotomy and Dr. Charles De Groot, Waikato Hospital, New Zealand, to our radiotherapy_list . Presentation of Dr. Pess on NA at ASSH Meeting 2008 NA_Literature.

Dupuytren web site news in March 2008

Added Dr. Peter Barre (Ohio) and Dr. Christian Bean (Vermont) to our list of needle fasciotomy clinics in the USA. extended our list of Dupuytren literature, added information an male/female relation, and added literature on collagenase (with permission by Elsevier). Forum software updated.

Dupuytren web site news in February 2008

Our web site is now certified by HonCode. Added Dr. Atik to our NA list in the US (Eatontown, together with Dr. Pess).

Dupuytren web site news in January 2008

Added Dr. Green, Australia, and Dr. Johnson, USA, to our list of needle fasciotomy clinics.

Nigel tells his experience with radiotherapy in Essen, Germany, at Dupuytren's disease experiences.

Dupuytren web site news in December 2007

Added Dr. Fleiss, NYC, U.S.A., Dr. Cluett, North Adams, U.S.A., and Dr. Gropper, Vancouver, Canada, to our list of needle fasciotomy clinics in the US and Canada.

Dupuytren web site news in November 2007

Article in Idaho Statesman describing NA also refers to Dupuytren Society IdahoStatesmanarticle.

Dupuytren web site news in October 2007

We completed our collection of data from patients taking NAC and published the results on NAC_results_Dupuytrens. Added Dr. Belcher, East Grinstead, to our list for needle fasciotomy in the United Kingdom. Added a new page on "Dupuytren's contracture and trauma", also addressing whether Dupuytren's contracture can be work related.

Dupuytren web site news in September 2007

Added to the web site menu a page about "Personal experiences" with Dupuytren's contracture and Ledderhose disease. Added to the collagenase page a list of clinics that participate in the re-started phase 3 trial. Updated contact data for Dr. Flemming, practising NA (PNF) in the UK at Chelmsford and Colchester, see needle fasciotomy in the UK.

Dupuytren web site news in August 2007

Two additional NA clinics in the US (A. Froimson, Ohio, and J. Mahoney, Peoria, Illinois), see NA_list_US. First NA clinic in Australia (Dr. David Hunter-Smith, Victoria), see Needle fasciotomy in Australia. First UK clinic for radiotherapy of Dupuytren (Dr. Goode, Dorset Cancer Centre). see radiotherapy of Dupuytren in the UK.

Dupuytren web site news in July 2007

Added another NA clinic in the UK and the first one in Italy. Added Dr. Rescigno, NYC, for radiotherapy. Redesign of web site. Article in NY Times on NA (see forum).

Dupuytren web site news in June 2007

Added first US clinic for radiotherapy (at VCU Oncology Dept.). Activate links for NA in the UK. Update contact data for radiotherapy in Erlangen, Germany.


March 2007
Started data collection on NAC and its effect on Dupuytren and Ledderhose. Link.
March 2007
Some high dose antioxidant vitamins might increase mortality. Link.
February 2007
Added overview on surgical techniques, including dermofasciectomy.
February 2007
Anticonvulsant medication, like phenobarbital, might trigger Dupuytren's contracture or Ledderhose. Link.
January 2007
Archived posts from the spam-drowned BioS forum in our forum.
December 2006
Comment on transdermal Verapamil on the "Other therapies" page.
December 2006
Added links to Walt Stagner's web site, to the website of the Peyronie's Disease Society (, and its forum.
November 2006
Added overview (poster from ASTRO 2006) on radiation therapy of Ledderhose. See literature section of our Ledderhose page. Link. - Also added for Ledderhose injections and NAC as potential therapies.
November 2006
Added several addresses of clinics that offer NA (percutanous needle fasciotomy = PNF) in the UK. Link.
November 2006
Moved forum onto new server. As before our forum can be accessed via this site. The direct path changed to The forum now also offers RSS feeds of the most recent posts.
November 2006
Added comment on therapy of Frozen Shoulder. Link.
October 2006
Split "Other therapies" into three categories and added section on using N-acetylcysteine (NAC) for treating Dupuytren. Link.


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