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Dupuytren's Contracture

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  • Posted By: Brother Bob
  • June 13, 2007
  • 04:58 PM

I just found out yesterday that I have it and today found that the surgery that the doctor recomended is not required. Something I wondered is if anyone has tried H2o2 injections into the nodules. Or any other treatment that the medical profession does not recomend?

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  • I also have what I'm sure are the early stages of Dupuytren's I found some very good information on the subject on the Dupuytren society website which talks about many treatments I'd not heard of before (my father had surgery and I thought that I'd have to have the same eventually). Particularly interesting is the use of radiotherapy as being a very effective way to stop/delay the disease in the early stages. There is also a passing reference to same thing on the BMJ site.There is some good information on the disease on the 'Hand World' website.
    Anonymous 42789 Replies
    • September 3, 2007
    • 06:27 AM
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  • :)A follow up on my first message, I have found Dr. David Klien http://www.dupuytrenscenter.com/ in Ontario, Or. that does Needle Aponevrotomy (NA). This procedure is easy and recovery is short, looked at mine and said I was a prime candidate for radiation and sent me to Dr. Tonya Kuhn at Mountain States Tumor Institute in Nampa, Id. She has worked at Yale and is experienced with dupuytren's. I have had one round of radiation the week of Aug. 22, 2007 and on Oct. 22, 2007 will have another round of five treatments. Hopefully it will kill the dupuytren's for good. Time will tell, Dr. Kuhn's contact number is 208-467-6700 if anyone is interested and Dr. Klien is 208-344-5628.
    Brother Bob 2 Replies
    • September 25, 2007
    • 05:33 PM
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