Added a new NA practitioner in Northern Illinois to the What's New page.
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.
Added Dups Support Group link.
Added Dr. Pess Dups/Hand Surgery Power Point Presentation.
Added Dupuytren Society web site link.
Added Dr. Pess Update.
Added Steve Maher's testimonial.
Added Ched Bradley testimonial.
Added NA in USA page
Updated the links page with another Dups theory site.
Updated the treatment testimonials page.
11/17/03 George's NA treatment: Dr. Eaton
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.
Added Collagenase Experience info.
Added Injex treatment info.
Added a page to My Case concerning my most recent (3/27/03) NA procedure.
Updated the links page with a link to Billy's Dups page.
Updated the links page with Jerry Klafter's Dups opinion document.
Updated the links page with Jerry's Dups survey document.
Added link to Dr. J. Cucuzzo's Survey of Dups Practitioners concerning possible nerve damage.
Added a link to Dave's Dupuytren's Contracture Page.
Added a second treatment testimonial page.
Added A Dupuytren's History document page link.
Updated the Treatment Testimonials page
Added Treatment Testimonials page
Added link to Reducing Post-Operative Recurrence Rates By The Use Of 5-Fluorouracil --Another drug clinical study. This time in the UK.
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.
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".
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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