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What causes dupuytrens?
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Dr. Keith Denkler
Surgery - Plastics
3 doctors agree
In brief: Genetics
Dupuytren's occurs on all races and is considered to be hereditary.
It is common in northern europeans over 50 and in men more than women.

In brief: Genetics
Dupuytren's occurs on all races and is considered to be hereditary.
It is common in northern europeans over 50 and in men more than women.
Dr. Keith Denkler
Dr. Keith Denkler
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm, Dupuytrens starts as nodules and can progress to cords causing joint contracture in the hand. http://handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html and http://handctr.com/xiaflex-for-dupuytrens-information.html and https://youtu.be/aiMsrLECOOw?list=PLaYVr8V1oPuBXtJnqRkOJpzn8Js700CWP
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fibromatosis
Dupuytren's is an abnormal fibro-proliferative disorder also called palmar fibromatosis know as vikings disease it has a significant familial and genetic etiology here is a link to some additional ideas on facebook regarding dupuytren's https://www.
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In brief: Fibromatosis
Dupuytren's is an abnormal fibro-proliferative disorder also called palmar fibromatosis know as vikings disease it has a significant familial and genetic etiology here is a link to some additional ideas on facebook regarding dupuytren's https://www.
Facebook.Com/pages/dupuytrens-disease-new-treatment-updates/147337105335050?Ref=hl.
Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Fibroproliferation
Dupuytren's contracture is a genetically mediated fibroproliferative disorder. There is a proliferation of collagen which leads to subcutaneous nodules and cords.
Eventually the cords draw the fingers down to the palm, preventing extension.

In brief: Fibroproliferation
Dupuytren's contracture is a genetically mediated fibroproliferative disorder. There is a proliferation of collagen which leads to subcutaneous nodules and cords.
Eventually the cords draw the fingers down to the palm, preventing extension.
Dr. Robert Coats II
Dr. Robert Coats II
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm, Dupuytrens starts as nodules and can progress to cords causing joint contracture in the hand. http://handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html and http://handctr.com/xiaflex-for-dupuytrens-information.html and https://youtu.be/aiMsrLECOOw?list=PLaYVr8V1oPuBXtJnqRkOJpzn8Js700CWP
Dr. Robert Gluck
Surgery - Hand Surgery
2 doctors agree
In brief: Thickened fascia
A layer of tissue beneath the skin in the palm becomes abnormally thickened.
This thickened tissue can over time contract and cause discomfort and fixed contracture of fingers and especially the middle ring and pinky. As to why this happens in certain individuals, no one really knows though there is some genetic basis. See www.Myhandhealth.Com for more info, click on dupuytrens.

In brief: Thickened fascia
A layer of tissue beneath the skin in the palm becomes abnormally thickened.
This thickened tissue can over time contract and cause discomfort and fixed contracture of fingers and especially the middle ring and pinky. As to why this happens in certain individuals, no one really knows though there is some genetic basis. See www.Myhandhealth.Com for more info, click on dupuytrens.
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Dr. John Feola
Internal Medicine
1 doctor agrees
In brief: GENES AND Autoimmune
Dupuytrenes can be genetic and or autoimmune.
Increased incidence seen in alcoholics as well. Can be very tough to treat pain and inflammation . I recommend a gluten free diet whole approach.com and gutbliss.com. Alps vitamin supplements listed on rejuvenationscience.com. Topically I recommend voltaren (diclofenac) gel and hand held ultrasound therapy . If it worsens ortho hand specialist for Botox inj.

In brief: GENES AND Autoimmune
Dupuytrenes can be genetic and or autoimmune.
Increased incidence seen in alcoholics as well. Can be very tough to treat pain and inflammation . I recommend a gluten free diet whole approach.com and gutbliss.com. Alps vitamin supplements listed on rejuvenationscience.com. Topically I recommend voltaren (diclofenac) gel and hand held ultrasound therapy . If it worsens ortho hand specialist for Botox inj.
Dr. John Feola
Dr. John Feola
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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
disease, that is a progressive thickening of the fascia, a tough fibrous layer of tissue in the palm, Dupuytrens starts as nodules and can progress to cords causing joint contracture in the hand. http://handctr.com/dupuytrens-disease-faq.html and http://handctr.com/xiaflex-for-dupuytrens-information.html and https://youtu.be/aiMsrLECOOw?list=PLaYVr8V1oPuBXtJnqRkOJpzn8Js700CWP
Dr. Gary Pess
Surgery - Hand Surgery
1 doctor agrees
In brief: Hereditary
It is a hereditary disease.
You need to have inherited the genes to get it. http://centraljerseyhand.com

In brief: Hereditary
It is a hereditary disease.
You need to have inherited the genes to get it. http://centraljerseyhand.com
Dr. Gary Pess
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Dr. Teddy Atik
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Unknown
it is not know what causes it but it has a genetic pre disposition and it is associated with alcoholism, diabetes, epilepsy but not caused by those diseases

In brief: Unknown
it is not know what causes it but it has a genetic pre disposition and it is associated with alcoholism, diabetes, epilepsy but not caused by those diseases
Dr. Teddy Atik
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Dr. Raymond Raven
Surgery - Hand Surgery
In brief: Not entirely known
Some researchers believe that dupuytren's disease may be due to an autoimmune reaction, in which a person's immune system attacks its own body.
A number of factors are believed to increase the risk of dupuytren's disease, including age, sex, ancestry, tobacco use, and disease such as diabetes and epilepsy (most likely associated with seizure medication).

In brief: Not entirely known
Some researchers believe that dupuytren's disease may be due to an autoimmune reaction, in which a person's immune system attacks its own body.
A number of factors are believed to increase the risk of dupuytren's disease, including age, sex, ancestry, tobacco use, and disease such as diabetes and epilepsy (most likely associated with seizure medication).
Dr. Raymond Raven
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