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Old 05-16-2016, 03:52 PM
 
Location: Glasgow Scotland
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My hubby just had an operation today on his hand for this disease known as Vikings...or Dupuytren's contracture Men suffer more from this than women........his hand was cut and not stitched, and has to heal on its own and will take three months before he might hopefully be back to normal.. People of Scandinavian or Northern European ancestry;[6] it has been called the "Viking disease",[7] though it is also widespread in some Mediterranean countries (e.g., Spain and Bosnia);[8]
Men rather than women (men are ten times as likely to develop the condition);[6]
People over the age of 40;
People with a family history (60% to 70% of those afflicted have a genetic predisposition to Dupuytren's contracture);[9]
Rock climbers
Alcoholics[7]
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Old 05-16-2016, 10:15 PM
 
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My father had DC so severly on one hand that his fingers were completely curled. Many years ago a hand surgeon fixed it by slicing the cord in a criss-cross fashion. A huge bandage and many months of PT followed. His other hand is also affected by DC, but it is minor. My brother has the DC cord tightening and unmistakeable bumpiness on one hand, though it does not yet require repair. There is certainly a genetic/heredity aspect to DC.

I think some cases can ce cured by botox injections directly into the thickened area.

Best wishes to your husband for a speedy recovery
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Old 05-17-2016, 05:56 PM
 
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My father had DC so severly on one hand that his fingers were completely curled. Many years ago a hand surgeon fixed it by slicing the cord in a criss-cross fashion. A huge bandage and many months of PT followed. His other hand is also affected by DC, but it is minor. My brother has the DC cord tightening and unmistakeable bumpiness on one hand, though it does not yet require repair. There is certainly a genetic/heredity aspect to DC.

I think some cases can ce cured by botox injections directly into the thickened area.

Best wishes to your husband for a speedy recovery
Not typically Botox but another injectable specifically for Dupuytren's called Xiaflex...that might be what you are referencing.

Botox can be used for hand contractures but typically for neurogenic causes of contracture such as quadriplegia so you are on the right track.

There has been some interest in studying the use of Botox for Dupuytren's but it is not a recommended treatment and not in use anywhere I am aware of currently
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