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TX Doctors Specializing in DD
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08/31/2020 13:36
Mpelam 
08/31/2020 13:36
Mpelam 
TX Doctors Specializing in DD

Hello everyone,

I am a 28 year old that was diagnosed with dupytrens 1 year ago. I do not have a contracture as of yet but one nodule and one cord exist in my right hand on the pinky side. I have been to two hand surgeons who both told me to “wait and see”. Is there anyone on this forum who has seen a doctor/surgeon in Texas(preferably near Dallas) that has taken a more active approach?

08/31/2020 13:55
wach 

Administrator

08/31/2020 13:55
wach 

Administrator

Re: TX Doctors Specializing in DD

Doctors for Radiotherapy (an early treatment) are listed on https://www.dupuytren-online.info/radiotherapy_clinics.html , including one in Dallas. Before deciding on the treatment you might first read https://www.dupuytren-online.info/radiation_therapy.html and https://www.dupuytren-online.info/radiot...de_effects.html .

Radiotherapy is not recommended for very young people. May I ask how old you are?

Wolfgang

08/31/2020 15:48
Mpelam 
08/31/2020 15:48
Mpelam 
Re: TX Doctors Specializing in DD

I am 28 years old

09/01/2020 07:23
wach 

Administrator

09/01/2020 07:23
wach 

Administrator

Re: TX Doctors Specializing in DD

That's a little young for radiotherapy (usually 40+ would be OK, although a few kids had been irradted but only in very exceptional cases). For you a "wait and see" approach might actually be the best for the time being. BTW, with respect to life style smoking causes an earlier onset of Dupuytren's and heavy drinking makes it more likely to develop Dupuytren's. Besides not to smoke and not to drink much, there is probably not much you can do right now. Surgery is only recommended when you have contracture and surgery at young age might result in recurrence anyway.

Wolfgang

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