Anecdotal Evidence

There has been much speculation and little verified evidence as to the actual cause and/or trigger mechanism for our malady. Those of us afflicted are therefore entitled to speculate about these items.

Click any of the links below to begin reading some Dupuytren's Anecdotal Evidence. Readers of this page should feel free to submit their anecdotal evidence to me for possible inclusion here.

Someone should undertake a study of baseball players to see how many are afflicted with Dupuytrens. The "snap" you hear when a baseball is caught is the ball hitting the glove with varying degrees of padding between the ball and the hand. Repeated possible trauma such as this could act as a trigger mechanism, if one were hereditarily predisposed to developing Dupuytren's.

Baseball trauma 1 (Requires Microsoft Word).

Playing congas (text file).

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