Sunday, August 29, 2010

Video: Dr. Rayan at the 2010 Miami Dupuytren Symposium

Dr. Ghazi Rayan, reviews Dupuytren's disease: anatomy, pathology, presentation at the 2010 Miami Dupuytren's Symposium: Dr Rayan is Program Director, Hand/Orthopaedic Surgery, INTEGRIS Baptist Medical Center, Oklahoma City, OK, and is a world expert on the problem of Dupuytren's disease. Dr. Rayan has authored a number of papers on this condition in addition to co-authoring the 2003 book "Dupuytren's Disease - a concept of surgical treatment", published by Springer Verlag. Additional videos from this symposium are available free through, sponsored by the Dupuytren Foundation. Support more work like this by donating to the Dupuytren Foundation:

Sunday, August 22, 2010

Video: Dr. Osterman at the 2010 Miami Dupuytren Symposium

The latest installment of video presentations archived from the Miami Dupuytren Symposium features Dr. Lee Osterman, Professor of Hand/Orthopedic Surgery at the Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia, PA. Dr. Osterman's entertaining presentation highlights the complex background of efforts to understand and treat Dupuytren's Disease. See "Cline’s contracture: Dupuytren was a thief. A history of surgery for Dupuytren’s contracture." at If you missed or had audio difficulties with previously posted symposium videos, check for updated versions and new releases.

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Video: Dr. Wolfgang Wach at the 2010 Dupuytren Symposium

Dr. Wolfgang Wach, founder of the Dupuytren Society (, discusses the development, value and future of the Dupuytren Society in this video from the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytren's Disease. The Dupuytren Society is the largest, most visited patient oriented Dupuytren's resource on the internet.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Video Presentations of the 2010 Miami Dupuytren Symposium on YouTube

The Miami Dupuytren Symposium was very exciting. Presentations were recorded on video, and are finally making their way through post processing to be available on line. Free. For you - courtesy of the Dupuytren Foundation. These will be released weekly. Each presentation is at least 15 minutes, and most will take some time to digest, so get comfortable, and get to know the people who are working around the world to find a cure for Dupuytren's and related conditions.

The first video is the introductory and welcoming remarks by Dr. Charles Eaton.


Sunday, August 8, 2010

Scientific breakthroughs at the Miami Dupuytren Symposium

It's been a few months since the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytren's Disease in Miami, FL. This was a huge undertaking - the the first meeting of this scope and magnitude in 20 years, and some incredible new developments were showcased. There was so much material presented it's taking a while to sort through things, but work is underway to publish a textbook based on the proceedings (Springer-Verlag) as well as publish on line videos of the presentations. We will be going through these presentations over the next few months on this site, but in the mean time, the entire book of presentation abstracts and speaker biographies is available at