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I have Dupuytren's contracture

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dupuytren%27s_contracture

Today I was told by a fellow Dupuytren's contracture "sufferer" (who is otherwise a complete stranger) that it means I am 100% Aryan!

Yippee!
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Old 03-07-2018, 05:39 PM
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I self diagnosed a few years ago. But for official purposes I showed it to me doctor at a physical a couple years ago. She immediately recognized it and was starting to show off her medical esoterica when I let her know that I already figured it out.

My right hand started first and has only slowly progressed over the years but my left hand has decided to catch up. The main thing with the left is sometimes I get a sharp pain gripping something like a steering wheel.

Yeah, all my ancestors going back 400+ years spoke a Germanic language.

Stupid genes.
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Old 03-07-2018, 06:47 PM
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I have it as well, and Ancestry.com claims that I am a combination of English and Western European.

I'm 70, and have had it for a couple of years. It's in both hands, but fortunately mostly in my right hand (I'm left-handed). Because of that, I can still bowl, curl, and play golf.
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Ah, the "viking disease". It does affect other ethnic groups besides northern europeans, but it's much less common in sub-saharan Africa and in the middle and far east.

I've got a mild case in BOTH hands.

Here's the Dupuytren society official logo: http://dupuytren.ru/img/ids.png
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Ah, the "viking disease". It does affect other ethnic groups besides northern europeans, but it's much less common in sub-saharan Africa and in the middle and far east.

I've got a mild case in BOTH hands.

Here's the Dupuytren society official logo: http://dupuytren.ru/img/ids.png
Is that logo for real?

I'll be shocked if it is.
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Be shocked: https://www.dupuytren-online.info/
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I'll be shocked if it is.
Now I wanna be a part of that society.
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The actor Bill Nighy has this, and some other famous people, too.
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My dad had that as well. His ancestry was French and German. Wikipedia says doing manual labor is another risk factor, which my dad definitely did. Wiki also lists alcoholism as a risk factor. Dad may not have been a full-on alcoholic, but the man did drink a lot.
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Nearly inhaled scrambled eggs when I read this.
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If and when it gets to the point where you have to have something done about it, please look into Collagenase injection. This treatment involves injections of an enzyme into the affected areas, which acts like a solvent to break up the adhesions between the tendons and the surrounding tissue.

In my case it took a half-hour visit to the doctor to receive four injections into the palm of my hand, and a return visit forty-eight hours later, by which time my fingers were correctly aligned and had regained full movement. As of this writing some five years later, the contracture shows no sign of recurring.

When we originally looked into treatment, the only option was surgical intervention, which would require months of recovery. We instead waited two and a half years for FDA approval of the collagenase therapy, and it was well worth the wait.
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If and when it gets to the point where you have to have something done about it, please look into Collagenase injection.
Now that you mention it, I think my dad got that as well. ISTR that it helped him at least temporarily, but I think his symptoms had started to return before his death. But my memory is fuzzy now.
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Now that you mention it, I think my dad got that as well. ISTR that it helped him at least temporarily, but I think his symptoms had started to return before his death. But my memory is fuzzy now.
My doctor told me that Dupuytren's is a progressive condition for which there is no cure (the various procedures available treat the symptoms, not the underlying disease) and that any treatment I underwent would be a temporary one.

I had the needle aponeurotomy about eighteen months ago. Helped immensely, but the growth has come back. I'll probably undergo the Collagenase injection sometime later this year. (I could undergo another NA procedure, but what the hell - let's try something different.)
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My dad had that. So far, I've avoided it.
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Ah, the "viking disease". It does affect other ethnic groups besides northern europeans, but it's much less common in sub-saharan Africa and in the middle and far east.
Vikings traded slaves to the middle east, and Arab slavers raided as far north as Iceland and Norway.
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Old 03-08-2018, 07:19 PM
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If and when it gets to the point where you have to have something done about it, please look into Collagenase injection. This treatment involves injections of an enzyme into the affected areas, which acts like a solvent to break up the adhesions between the tendons and the surrounding tissue.

In my case it took a half-hour visit to the doctor to receive four injections into the palm of my hand, and a return visit forty-eight hours later, by which time my fingers were correctly aligned and had regained full movement. As of this writing some five years later, the contracture shows no sign of recurring.

When we originally looked into treatment, the only option was surgical intervention, which would require months of recovery. We instead waited two and a half years for FDA approval of the collagenase therapy, and it was well worth the wait.
I had this procedure over two years ago to "release" my 90 degree-angled right pinky. Recurrence began within months then appeared to stop. Recently, however, it's been "bending" slowly but quite notably.
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My wife has had to deal with a nasty case of this two years ago that required surgery. She has a rather nasty scar as a result of it on her palm but no recurrence so far.
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Old 03-13-2018, 05:05 PM
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My right hand started first and has only slowly progressed over the years but my left hand has decided to catch up.
I don't mean to make light of your situation, but did anyone else think of this?
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Old 03-13-2018, 09:06 PM
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Today I was told by a fellow Dupuytren's contracture "sufferer" (who is otherwise a complete stranger) that it means I am 100% Aryan!

Yippee!
Mmmm, no. It is sometimes referred to a "Viking's Disease" but also as "The Celtic Hand." And anyone with even partial ancestry has a chance of developing it.

I knew a black gentleman with an Irish Catholic Grandfather who developed it in his 40's.

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I don't mean to make light of your situation, but did anyone else think of this?
There really aren't spasms with DC AFAIK. OTOH I do have a PhD and did a minor in Physics.

But we also have running thru our family a condition where first the fingers start to spasm while writing, etc. and later spreading to the whole arm. Develops fairly early and progresses. Ergo I think it skipped me.

So, about this 10 to 1 male to female ratio ...
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Old 03-14-2018, 11:54 AM
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My mother has this, but only in one hand. Surgery seems to have done the trick, for now anyway.

Just looking up the genetics, it appears to be bad news if your mother has it: either autosomally dominant, or mitochrondrial (https://ghr.nlm.nih.gov/condition/dupuytren-contracture grade 8 science was a long time ago: I didn't know diseases could be included in mtDNA).
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