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09/15/06 02:08
Carl

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09/15/06 02:08
Carl

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Dumb question

First before I ask this dumb question, let me assure you that I'm in no way, no shape, no form planning on doing this. I was just joking with some of my buddies about this and I got curious.

If I were to get REALLY, REALLY, REALLY drunk and then had a few of my friends hold my arm down and a third one took my bent pinky and forcefully snapped it back straight, what would happen. Besides it hurting like hell, what would the later effects be on my hand and finger?

Like I said I would never do this, but I'd bet anything in the history of DC somebody has tried this. NOT ME, NO WAY!! I'm just curious as to what would happen.


09/15/06 02:32
rooster

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09/15/06 02:32
rooster

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The Volleyball Cure for DD

I was carrying a heavy suitcase through the airport recently and felt a pop and a burning sensation in my palm. When I looked at my right hand, I noticed that my ring finger, which was about 45deg contracted, was now perfectly straight! The next day, the base of my thumb was black and blue but not sore. My pinkie is still over 90deg contracted and awaits NA by Dr.Eaton. Maybe if I went out and tried to throw a shotput or something.... hmmmm

09/15/06 02:46
Mark D.

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09/15/06 02:46
Mark D.

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The Volleyball Cure for DD

Carl:

There is no such thing as a dumb question.

Based on what I've been told by two doctors, your solution might actually work, although I certainly wouldn't advise that you try it.

Here's the basis for my statement...

My Naturopathic Doctor told me that he has a patient who has Dupuytren’s Disease & also plays Volleyball.

One day that patient rose above the net & smacked the ball as hard as he could.

He heard a snap, and guess what?

Yep.

I was a bit incredulous, so I asked Dr. Denkler about this when I had my N.A. done last month.

Keith said that it is entirely possible that the force of hitting the volleyball could have snapped the DD cord.

So, there you go.

Mark

09/15/06 02:48
Carl

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09/15/06 02:48
Carl

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snap

Now I've really got my curiosity up. I tell you, if I knew this would not cause serious problems or make the situation worse, I might would consider this option. However, at this time there is no way I'd do it.

09/16/06 02:27
Mark D.

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09/16/06 02:27
Mark D.

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Don~sq~t Do It

Carl:

I'm no doctor.

But my strong suspicion is that if you try to get a 'free N.A. substitute' from your muscle-bound buddies, you'll be going to Dr. Benhaim or Dr. Denkler anyway -- to fix the other parts of your hand that you ruinied in the process.

And yes, I initally thought my Naturopath was joking when he told me about the Volleyball player's solution.

But when you think about it, the essence of N.A. is nothing more than weakeing the DD cords so that the surgeon can snap them.

So, I suppose it wouldn't be such a bad idea to join a Volleyball team before you try N.A.

Mark

09/16/06 02:00
Wolfgang

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09/16/06 02:00
Wolfgang

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natural snap

Though the stitching basically just makes it easier to break the cord I would still perfer an experienced MD doing it. Nothing wrong when the snapping happens by accident but such an accident might cause also damage to nerves, muscles or bones.

Wolfgang

09/16/06 02:46
Frances

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09/16/06 02:46
Frances

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Doing it yourself

Dear old dad told me the following story rather sheepishly..... one night after a more then a few...he decided he was going to fix the problem himself with a *hammer*. He says it doesn't work. Marks are left in the dining room table, the wife gets angry, yells a bunch of unpleasant things, takes away your substance, then sends you to bed. Oh....and apparently it hurts like the dickens yet doesn't improve the fingers at all - no matter how hard you swing.

Perhaps this is the true origin of the expession '...getting hammered'.

Frances


09/16/06 02:21
George Barbarow

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09/16/06 02:21
George Barbarow

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Breaking the bands of elastic tissue

When Dr. Eaton di my fingers, he used a small beedle to cut through the bands and then put pressure on the hand to extend the fingers. The tissue band sbroke and relesed the contraction.
I suggest that there is almost no discomfort with the NA and just thinking about the hamer procedure hurts !
See my ezperience at http://www.angelfire.com/rings/dupuytrens/


09/16/06 02:43
Frances

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09/16/06 02:43
Frances

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Dumb question, but

I can visualize a couple of drunk vikings around a fire also trying to fix their fingers like this. 'Here Yon, you hold yours first, I'll swing...hick...then you do mine.'


09/17/06 02:43
carmen

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09/17/06 02:43
carmen

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Dumb question, but

I am so glad someone asked this question. I have repeatedly told my regular hand surgeon (who won't do NA) that I had DC on my left hand. But, because of a hip problem, I fall frequently--forward--landing palms down on the floor, or other hard surface. Pop went the Dups. and gone. (Burned like the dickens at the time) Wish I could say the same for the right hand. Apparently the DC got a stronger hold, and/or I did not fall soon enough. When I actually did fall agian, in February of this year, the bands on the tendon did not snap and I developed 2 new nodules (practially overnight) on the middle joint of my finger. So, I am opting for NA. If I fall before the Wednesday procedure I'll let you know if I was able to cancel the surgery. Doubtful. And I really don't like falling anyway!!

Carmen

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