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01/11/02 01:32
John Soukup

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01/11/02 01:32
John Soukup

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dupuytren~sq~s contracture

Hi. My 80 year old father has dupuytren's contracture. He is in otherwise, excellent health. He had surgery 25 years ago, but it has come back in the last few years. His hand is closed up quite a bit now and he can't even use a skil saw. He loves to work in the shop, and I'm afraid if he can't use his hands it will have emotional effects. He's worried about getting another surgery. Is it O.K. for him to get an surgery at his age? ...John

01/14/04 01:53
Danny

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01/14/04 01:53
Danny

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Pain

The nodule on my right hand hurts all the time. No bent fingers on my right hand though. The nodule on my left hand does not bring me pain. I have a well bent finger on that hand.

02/03/04 01:20
Scott

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02/03/04 01:20
Scott

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dupuytrens contracture info

I saw "frozen shoulders" and got curious. I have developed Dupytrens contracture in both my hands. I have had trigger finger release surgery in both hands and been developing nodules slowly since the surgeries. My right hand is curling up from pinky finger to middle finger. Left is not as bad, mostly just stiff. I have a frozen shoulder capsule since a previous shoulder surgery 8 years ago. I am a Diabetic of 32 years but in excellent health. Can anyone give me any info or compare stories?

02/04/04 01:40
JIm M

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02/04/04 01:40
JIm M

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C J Cyst

CJ- that so called "Cyst" at the base of your middle finger may have really been a Dup. Nodule. It traveled through the blood stream and stopped at the base of your finger, (where the capillaries are the smallest at these extremities) and started building up there forming a nodule. After surgery, instead of taveling to the removed nodule, the dup only gets as far as the middle of your hand because of the incision. There it is now building up.
Trauma may have had nothing to do with it - you nay have had Dup all along.
Mine started at the base of my pinky, then a cord formed below that and within 2 years pulled my finger to 63 degrees. I then had NA which straighted things out. Later, a nodule started forming at the base of the last needle incision - about an inch below the old nodule. This is as far as the Dup can travel because of the incision. So another Nodule and cord are forming there and now 10 months later, my finger is now at 30 degrees. Another 6 months or so, and "its NA time again". Next time though, I'll use a night splint, and maybe get better MPN (Months Per Needle). Hang in there. JIM

03/26/04 01:00
steve dawson

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03/26/04 01:00
steve dawson

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dupytren` contracture


I developed what i thought was trigger finger, about two years ago. I had the trigger release operation and thought that was that. Since then i have had several more fingers released and on my last visit to the hospital had the condition verified as DUPYTRENS. I am 39 years old and have suffered with diabetes for 30 years. I am convinced this has something to do with it . At the moment i am in a lot of pain ,my hand feels so tight. Being a postman doesnt help.Reading about the condition makes me feel uncertain about what to expect in the future.

03/26/04 01:18
Randy H.

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03/26/04 01:18
Randy H.

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dupuytrens

You are far from the first person who suspects a direct relationship between trauma to the hand and the onset of Dups. Though controversial in some circles, the majority of long term posters on this sight will concur. And if you think trigger surgery is traumatic, you obviously have yet to have a fill dups operation. But not to worry. Check out the thread on Dr Eaton, the new Rising Star with the (unfortunately) still secret weapon, NA.

01/26/05 01:34
Jacquie Steven

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01/26/05 01:34
Jacquie Steven

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dupuytrens

I had a hand injury in July. Due to torn ligament surgery was required, after which I was advised I had DC. I had no symtoms prior and it is no generic. Could this be a direct link to Surgery? Six mth later I have had second surgery Effects of which are yet unknown.
Jacquie

01/26/05 01:17
dean

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01/26/05 01:17
dean

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Diagnose yourself be careful of surgery

A cautionary tale

How DC can appear after trauma

In 6/01 I had Tightness/soreness in PIP joint - ring finger left hand
In 6/02 I was diagnosed with Trigger finger;
Treatment and got my 1rst cortisone shot & PT
In 9/03 I was still Stiff; and got a 2nd cortisone shot & PT
In 5/04 the Tightness/soreness in PIP joint - ring finger left hand extends to left pinky;
A Dr. suggests surgery
6/04 2nd opinion sought – another doctor suggests anti inflammatory; surgery not warranted
7/04 A 3rd opinion sought – Siagnosis - trigger & a cyst (right index finger)
7/21/04 Trigger finger surgery
7/04 After surgery; Tell doctor I have clicking in my finger; he says impossible & becomes aggressive
8/04 Again I tell the surgeon I have clicking in my finger; he says impossible & becomes aggressive
8/04 I start PT
8/04 No improvement, cords and nodules develop on left palm; develop S curvature - ring finger left hand
12/04 4th opinion sought - diagnosis - Never had trigger; have Dupuytren’s & Voler Plate tear and swan curvature, confirms my finger clicks
Undergoing Low Level Laser Therapy for Dupuytren’s & joint stabilization for Voler Plate
1/05 DC symptoms worsen
Symptoms in feet
Symptoms of carpal tunnel
12/04 Current Low Level Laser Therapy, Brace and splint does not work

Feb 2 going for DC surgery

Try to avoid surgery; go to a good doctor if you can

01/26/05 01:33
Frances

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01/26/05 01:33
Frances

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Surgery

Please consider NA before you select surgery. There are at least three hand doctors who perform NA. We all know the fine work Dr.Eaton in Florida has done for at least 750 patients. He has an associate who treats NA...Dr. Zidel. Let us not forget that we have another great hand doctor who has been treating NA with great success...Dr. Bourland in Memphis. I am sure between them all well more than 1,000 patients have been treated with NA.

Dr William Bourland,
The Hand Clinic
Phone: (901) 259.1600
Appointments: (901) 259.1684
Address: 1068 Cresthaven Road, Memphis, TN 38119

Dr. Charles Eaton and Dr. Paul Zidel
The Hand Center
1002 S Old Dixie Hwy, Suite 105, Jupiter FL 33458
Phone 561-746-7686
FAX 561-746-3420

Frances

02/01/05 01:05
JERRY 
02/01/05 01:05
JERRY 
FLARES due to trauma

Please read the FLARES article at;

http://www.wstagner.com

Click LINKS and you will locate it.

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