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Accident Correlation?
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06/27/2010 21:22
jwb5th 
06/27/2010 21:22
jwb5th 
Accident Correlation?

I am a 67 year old female who got hit by a car in January resulting in a broken left wrist followed by surgery, plate and screws. After I was out of the cast, I started PT and was seeing the therapist about once a week. Among other things, she was manipulating my hand to loosen it up. I had been complaining of stiff fingers and difficulty sometimes closing my hand all the way but I had no obvious nodules. Litterally overnight I developed the hard cords through the palm which startled the PT on the next visit. A week earlier the palm had been soft and pliable.

I have no involvment in my right hand and no previous history of any kind of tendonites. I have to believe that there is some relationship to the wrist injury although the literature seems mixed on injury as a cause. Anyone else have a similar experience? Knowing it does not change it, but I am pursuing an insurance claim and Dupuytren's clearly will be with me in some form or another for the rest of my life.

I appreciate having found the forum and hope to benefit from the experience of others.

06/27/2010 22:14
callie 
06/27/2010 22:14
callie 
Re: Accident Correlation?

Who said that your situation was Dupuytren's? Doesn't sound like it.

06/27/2010 22:18
jwb5th 
06/27/2010 22:18
jwb5th 
Re: Accident Correlation?

Hope you are correct. Only seen GP so far who is referring me on. Sure looks like it, however.

06/28/2010 04:12
loonsong

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06/28/2010 04:12
loonsong

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Re: Accident Correlation?

There is information siting injury as a cause of sudden onset of Dupuytrens. I went to a Rolfer and was injured in the session and the next day the nodules and cords appeared. I first went to an Internist who dx'd it incorrectly who referred me to a hand speciailist (ortho). Injury in a female with delicate bones and less muscle mass is easier than with a man.
I think breaking your wrist could difinitely bring it on, but a dx by a ortho is needed.

PS I HAVE CATARACTS AND YOUR CODES ARE VERY HARD TO READ BECAUSE OF THE LINES GOING THROUGH THEM!

06/28/2010 05:26
wach 

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06/28/2010 05:26
wach 

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Re: Accident Correlation?

There is a lot of literature on a potential connection between Dupuytren's and trauma, see http://www.dupuytren-online.info/dupuytr...ure_trauma.html.

Wolfgang

jwb5th:
... I have to believe that there is some relationship to the wrist injury although the literature seems mixed on injury as a cause. Anyone else have a similar experience? Knowing it does not change it, but I am pursuing an insurance claim and Dupuytren's ...

06/28/2010 09:11
brian b

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06/28/2010 09:11
brian b

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Re: Accident Correlation?

NEVER EVEN HEARD OF DUPS TIL I CUT MY PINKIE WITH SCISSORS.....
THEN IT STARTED....HAD N.A. TO CORRECT NOW MUST HAVE NA IN THE OTHER HAND.
INJURY --- TRAUMA..... DIRECT ASSOCIATION IN MY OPINION. AND I DO NOT FEEL THAT ALL TRAUMA MUST BE SEVERE TO TRIGGER THIS MONSTER

06/28/2010 10:52
wach 

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06/28/2010 10:52
wach 

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Re: Accident Correlation?

I you are predisposed to Dupuytren's already minimal trauma might trigger it: the edge of my night splint pressed slightly into the skin. This didn't even feel uncomfortable but within just a few months I developed Dupuytren's all along this edge.

Wolfgang

@brian b:
... INJURY --- TRAUMA..... DIRECT ASSOCIATION IN MY OPINION. AND I DO NOT FEEL THAT ALL TRAUMA MUST BE SEVERE TO TRIGGER THIS MONSTER


Edited 06/28/10 13:53

06/28/2010 20:36
Pearl 
06/28/2010 20:36
Pearl 
Re: Accident Correlation?

I did not have an injury but had excessive trama due to a strong Chemo therapy drug. The chemo caused nerve damage and 5 years later I still have little feeling in my toes and fingers. I also lost my finger and toenails at the time. I have now got both Dupuytrens and Ledderhose. Starterd getting symptoms 3years ago 2 years after the trauma.
Pearl

06/28/2010 21:04
LubaM. 
06/28/2010 21:04
LubaM. 
Re: Accident Correlation?

While on a trip in Europe I fell on the sidewalk and put out my right hand to break the fall and not land on my face...wound up with a broken ring finger...A couple of years after this fall, I developed DD in my right pinky...I believe its accident related....... although it must also be genetic and predisposition too, since my older sister also developed DD after I got it.

06/28/2010 21:25
Pearl 
06/28/2010 21:25
Pearl 
Re: Accident Correlation?

You jogged my memory. Many years ago I too injured my hand in a fall where I put out my hand to ease the fall.
I do not however have any relatives with the disease.
Pearl

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