AAHS Incoming Presidential Invited: Dupuytren’s Disease: Collaborating on Collagen and Leading us to Better Outcomes
*The recorded session will be available within 24 hours of the live broadcast date.
Despite nearly 200 years of study, Dupuytren’s Disease continues to frustrate surgeons and therapists. Outcomes range from excellent, which keeps us going, to mediocre, to complete and utter failure which leaves us scratching our heads and wondering if we have any understanding of the disease at all. Defeating the disease through control of cytokines such as TNF and their effect on the myofibroblast probably offers the best chance to ultimately cure the disease. In the meantime, surgeons and therapists will continue to do there best based on well established surgical principles to affect the best outcomes possible for their patients.
To know what works
What does not work
What we still need to know to have good outcomes