Walt's Dupuytren's What's New

02/7/2017

Added a link to Dupuytren Foundation-founded & run by USA NA pioneer Dr. Charles Eaton

Added Dr. Gary Pess paper published in the April 2012 Journal of Hand Surgery. It is the first published American paper reviewing the success of NA. (Requires Adobe Acrobat reader)

Added Xiaflex tradename to treatments page. Added Chicago NA practitioner to links page.

07/19/2009

Added Dups Support Group link.

01/09/2009

Added Dr. Pess Dups/Hand Surgery Power Point Presentation.

12/20/2006

Added Dupuytren Society web site link.

09/13/2006

Added Dr. Pess Update.

11/28/2005

Added Steve Maher's testimonial.

10/4/2005

Added Ched Bradley testimonial.

3/2/2005

Added NA in USA page

1/13/2004

Updated the links page with another Dups theory site.

12/8/2003

Updated the treatment testimonials page.

November 17/2003

11/17/03 George's NA treatment: Dr. Eaton

October 29/2003

NA Treatment now available in USA.Click Here

Updated the Dups practitioners list to include USA info. (text file format).

June 10, 2003

Added Flares from trauma document. (Requires Microsoft Word).

Added Collagenase treatment info.

May 29, 2003

Added Collagenase Experience info.

May 13, 2003

Added Injex treatment info.

May 5, 2003

Added an Anecdotal Evidence page.

April 30, 2003

Added a page to My Case concerning my most recent (3/27/03) NA procedure.

December 15, 2002

Updated the links page with a link to Billy's Dups page.

December 15, 2002

Updated the links page with Jerry Klafter's Dups opinion document.

December 7, 2002

Updated the links page with Jerry's Dups survey document.

July 1, 2002

Added link to Dr. J. Cucuzzo's Survey of Dups Practitioners concerning possible nerve damage.

March 11, 2002

March 7, 2002

Added a link to Dave's Dupuytren's Contracture Page.

February 20, 2002

Added a second treatment testimonial page.

January 29, 2002

Added A Dupuytren's History document page link.

January 29, 2002

Updated the Treatment Testimonials page

January 4, 2002

Added Treatment Testimonials page

July 25, 2001

Added link to Reducing Post-Operative Recurrence Rates By The Use Of 5-Fluorouracil --Another drug clinical study. This time in the UK.

June 22, 2001

Added link to Place of Segmental Aponeurectomy in the Treatment of Dupuytren's disease. This is a new treatment that is more complex than needle aponevrotomy, but less complex than the full blown surgery. From the information presented, it appears that this procedure is currently only performed in Belgium. The document is quite technical but there are some pictures here.

June 9, 2001

Added link to ClinicalTrials.gov to links page. When you get there, enter "dupuytren" (without the double quotes) in the search field then click the "Search" button. Check the one that says "Recruiting Phase II ..." and click the "Display Selected Studies" button. Read the "Eligibility" conditions. Scroll down to "Location and Contact Information".

June 2, 2001

A VHS video tape of my needle aponevrotomy procedure is available. Tape is approximately 8 minutes long and shows the highlights and Dr. Badois' office. USA format only and cost is $10 including postage. Click Here to email me if you're interested in obtaining a copy.

Added link to another surgical site: Vesalius Clinical Folios. Has good pics.

Added links to the Adobe Acrobat PDF files of the Stoneybrook collagenase study and verapamil test results. Reading/downloading these files requires Adobe Acrobat reader.

As of 4/13/2001 it's been 18 days since the needle aponevrotomy. This morning I began noticing some itching in my palm along with some dryness. Although I'm hoping that the itching is my body slowly digesting some of the "broken" collagan fibers, it's more likely that it's looking to reestablish the broken collagen connection (speculation on my part). I suppose it could mean that some money will be forthcoming, but that's really wishful thinking on my part. I'm applying some vitamin E for the dryness and continuing with the topical verapamil hoping it will help rebuild "normal" tissue.


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