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Is radiation proven effective for dupuytren's disease?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree

In brief: Radiation is a topic

That is under investigation.
There has been a call to find out more with controlled studies at different degrees of involvement. Much needs to be learned before it can be offered widespread. For uncertainty about the efficacy, the unpredictability of progression and that there is a risk of malignancy http://publications.Nice.Org.Uk/radiation-therapy-for-early-dupuytrens-disease-ipg368.

In brief: Radiation is a topic

That is under investigation.
There has been a call to find out more with controlled studies at different degrees of involvement. Much needs to be learned before it can be offered widespread. For uncertainty about the efficacy, the unpredictability of progression and that there is a risk of malignancy http://publications.Nice.Org.Uk/radiation-therapy-for-early-dupuytrens-disease-ipg368.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Keith Denkler
Surgery - Plastics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly Prevent

Radiation may possibly prevent progression of dupuytren's.
Controlled studies have not answered this question and the role of radiotherapy in dupuytren's is still being researched. Radiation does not straighten contracted fingers.

In brief: Possibly Prevent

Radiation may possibly prevent progression of dupuytren's.
Controlled studies have not answered this question and the role of radiotherapy in dupuytren's is still being researched. Radiation does not straighten contracted fingers.
Dr. Keith Denkler
Dr. Keith Denkler
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Dr. Steven Brown
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: No

No role for radiation in dupuytren's contracture at all.
No scientifically proven role for it in treatment of dupuytrens. Treatment is usually surgical excision or enzymatic dissolution with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) in some cases. Surgery indicated for mp joint flexion >20 degrees, or any pip joint involvement. Seek care with a hand surgeon.

In brief: No

No role for radiation in dupuytren's contracture at all.
No scientifically proven role for it in treatment of dupuytrens. Treatment is usually surgical excision or enzymatic dissolution with xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum) in some cases. Surgery indicated for mp joint flexion >20 degrees, or any pip joint involvement. Seek care with a hand surgeon.
Dr. Steven Brown
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Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: Not proven

There is a lot of buzz about RT for Dup but little data proving effectiveness.
No American data. Almost all studies from Germany. Suggestion is that it can possibly help. Another alternative is to seek an expert in NA and Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). http://centraljerseyhand.com

In brief: Not proven

There is a lot of buzz about RT for Dup but little data proving effectiveness.
No American data. Almost all studies from Germany. Suggestion is that it can possibly help. Another alternative is to seek an expert in NA and Xiaflex (collagenase clostridium histolyticum). http://centraljerseyhand.com
Dr. Gary Pess
Dr. Gary Pess
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