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Thinl i have Dupuytren
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07/28/2013 07:03
morty1959 
07/28/2013 07:03
morty1959 
Thinl i have Dupuytren

Just found well think i have Dupuytren , what is the time scale from finding out to it becoming a real problem ?. Have not seen a doctor yet .

07/28/2013 14:35
callie 
07/28/2013 14:35
callie 
Re: Thinl i have Dupuytren

Why do you think you have Dupuytren's?

07/28/2013 14:49
LubaM. 
07/28/2013 14:49
LubaM. 
Re: Thinl i have Dupuytren

morty1959:
Just found well think i have Dupuytren , what is the time scale from finding out to it becoming a real problem ?. Have not seen a doctor yet .

Copy and paste the link to the video below posted by another reader:

What does Dupuytren's looks like?
very good, easy to follow video from Dr. Eaton
would be a help to many who come to this forum wondering if they have DD or something else

http://youtu.be/8_S22GNolm8

As far as the timelime between finding out and it becoming a real problem, no two people are alike. Read as much as you can on this forum and come back with more questions.

Edited 07/28/13 17:56

07/28/2013 20:10
raptor1958 
07/28/2013 20:10
raptor1958 
Re: Thinl i have Dupuytren

LubaM - thankyou for the link

Brian

08/04/2013 17:53
bstenman 
08/04/2013 17:53
bstenman 
Re: Thinl i have Dupuytren

This is a bit of an oversimplification but generally speaking the only effective treatment at this time for slowing the progression of Dupuytren's at this time is Radiotherapy treatment and the earlier it is performed the more effective it is in slowing the disease.

Hand surgeons are likely to have the most experience and be able to provide an accurate diagnosis but be aware that most of them will recommend a fasciectomy which is much riskier in terms of nerve damage both from the surgery and the common use of a tourniquet during the 90 minute procedure and that recovery time can be many months and require the services of a physical therapist during that time. NA and Xiaflex injections are much safer and recovery times are much shorter.

08/04/2013 18:19
Tusk 
08/04/2013 18:19
Tusk 
Re: Thinl i have Dupuytren

correcting the link above which isn't clickable for some reason

http://youtu.be/8_S22GNolm8

08/04/2013 20:27
callie 
08/04/2013 20:27
callie 
Re: Thinl i have Dupuytren

(Surgery) "require the services of a physical therapist during that time". I didn't have a physical therapist and my surgeon didn't think it necessary. I had excellent results from the surgery.

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