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11/10/99 01:13
Don Russell

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11/10/99 01:13
Don Russell

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~dq~trigger finger~dq~ and ~dq~carpal tunnel~dq~ surgeries

Three months ago, I had right hand surgery for both a "trigger finger" condition to the middle finger and carpal tunnel. The c.t. is healing fine while the middle finger is still swollen and cannot be completely straightened (it is about the same as before the surgery). In a recent follow-up with the "Doc" to inquire about the still-swollen middle finger condition, he mentioned the d.c. condition. Strangely enough, there is a raised band that runs between the "trigger finger" incision just below the middle finger and the incision that was made for the c. t. I do not remember this condition being there before the surgery.

From anyone's involvement with d.c., might there be a connection between the two surgeries and this raised band?

Thanks again for any assistance you can provide me.

DR

PS: As the Internet-found d.c. information reveals, there seems to be a connection between the d.c.condition sufferers and having DNA originating from Northern European countries. My dad was born in Scotland and both he and my older brother have the "trigger finger" condition on their left hand middle fingers.

11/15/99 01:51
Linda Gottlieb

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11/15/99 01:51
Linda Gottlieb

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response to hand surgery relationship

I had surgery on my left hand and developed dupuytren's within 4 weeks. My surgeon said the trauma to the hand (surgery) can activate the dupuytren's. It was very painful at first, but has since let up. Only occaisionally painful.

11/21/99 01:22
Ruth Hosker

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11/21/99 01:22
Ruth Hosker

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Link of DC to hand surgery

Whilst searching the web for info on DC, I was interested to see the possibility that previous hand surgery may trigger DC. In may case, hand surgery was about 18 months ago for Carpal Tunnel syndrome. The DC appeared noticeably about 2 months ago and there is no history of DC in my (North European) family. Some web sites suggest there is no causal link with prior surgery, so I felt it important to post my own experiences in the hope it helps others. Fortunately, my own condition is that of a clear lump at the root of my ring finger, but without an effect on the flexor muscles yet.
RH

01/18/00 01:49
Paul Duxfield

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01/18/00 01:49
Paul Duxfield

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recent surgery

I am a Northern European male 34years old and had my right index finger removed because of a diving related accident about 6months ago, the lumps appeared about a month after the amputation, they dont cause me any problems and are not painful, I drink below the average but smoke about 10 cigarettes a day.I dont know of anyone else in my family history with the problem, but ethnically my family background contains a lot of Romany people (Hungarian and Northern european Gypsies) so I would be interested if there were any links to this type of background?
I work sometimes in the dive industry and wondered also if there are any other working divers out there with the same problem?

06/01/00 02:46
J. Pairman

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06/01/00 02:46
J. Pairman

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Dupuytren~sq~s caused by hand surgery

Having had a digital nerve repair of my left 5th finger in January. Approximately six weeks ago I developed a small lump in the palm of my ring finger.
An appointment with my ortho surgeon, revealed that I have developed Dupuytren's and although it is not painful or restricting movement etc, I have been informed that it is not good that I have developed the disease at the age of thirty and because I am female.
Unfortunatley, I am a graphic designer and require the use of both hands for my job, can anyone tell me is it a very restrictive condition if it becomes severe, or should I be able to continue almost normally.
Anyone else with similar working conditions?

06/14/00 02:13
D Beason

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06/14/00 02:13
D Beason

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Non-Surgical Cure ?

Hope you can help!

I’m new to the Dupuytren's Forum, but not to Dupuytren's that showed up about 10 years ago. Had surgery on my left hand 2 years ago but Dupuytren's is now back in the L hand worse than ever. So I know from experience surgery is only a stopgap.

I know about the French Needle so I am very interested in info about non-surgical cures. Question:

1) Are there any legit non-surgical cures? Who and where?
2) Is the SUNY Stony Brook cure near going public? Any info on the status?
3) Are there any doctors (or anyone else) doing injections? Who and where?

Please help with any info you have. I don’t want any more surgery!

Thanks Very Much!

11/05/00 01:06
Myrtle Nes

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11/05/00 01:06
Myrtle Nes

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dupuytren~sq~s contracture

Im a 76 year old woman of english heritage and I am contemplating surgery in a few weeks. I am anxious to hear from anyone who has had this surgery. I am also concernend about the problems after the surgery.

11/06/00 01:36
Lilly

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11/06/00 01:36
Lilly

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Don~sq~t rush to have surgery

If you read the many messages in this and other catagories, you will see there are few who report excellent results from the operation. I think it is important to share experiences. First, I have no north European genes yet I have DC. I was operated on my right hand, ring finger Aug. 17th. I have bad scars, am told its keloid, again going against the usual myths, am not Afro-American. I am worse off than pre-operation although the doctor and physical therapist tell me that my condition will improve. I suggest that you get informed, find out what alternatives are available. Now that I've had the operation I hear over and over, "oh, hand operations are very tricky." Be careful!

11/13/00 01:54
joanna

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11/13/00 01:54
joanna

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after injury

i had open wound injury of my left ring finger following an accident involving a fall. during physical therapy I was diagnosed with dupuythens. it is to coinsidental that this appeared a few weeks following the injury. the surgeon implied that this could not be the result of an injury and made inquiries about my family backround and alcoholism. i don't understand how this is not related to the injury????

do you have any information about injury and resultant
dupuythens?

thank you, joanna doyle

11/19/00 01:36
Kathy 
11/19/00 01:36
Kathy 
Tramua on hands

I would get other opinions on the accident not causing DC. I believe that tramua on your hands can cause DC to spread. I was told that kneading bread would be somthing that could cause DC and I made my own bread over 20 years ago. also since I have had surgery on both hands I do NOT clap for anything. I rarely shake hands. I think you have a good point. Feel free to e-mail me.

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