• We had our AGM. The whole board of trustees stepped down as required, and was unanimously re-elected.
  • The Dupuytren Conference was a big success. All videos of the talks and discussions can be found on the Conference website. Our members vorted for best British presentation, and Dr Laird from Liverpool University received a large hamper and a certificate for her whole team as her talk was voted no 1.
  • Recruitment for the DISC trial has now closed.
  • We have started producing a series of short videos to answer commonly asked questions about radiotherapy. For the foreseeable future there will be a new one going life every Thursday at 6pm, posted on our YouTube channel. The first one is :“can radiotherapy help Garrods pads (dorsal Dupuytren’s)?”
  • Mr Bainbridge of the Pulvertaft Hand Centre in Derby has developed a Dupuytrens glove that is ready for testing, to be used before or after surgery, to try straighten the ring finger and/or pinky, or keep them straight.
  • Wolfgang Wach, chair of the International Dupuytren Society and driving force behind the Dupuytren Societies in most other countries, has been awarded the Günther von Pannewitz Award for his work promoting radiotherapy treatment for Dupuytren and Ledderhose. We send him our congratulations, it is well deserved.
  • The yearly Dupuytren Award has been decided, The price for Basic Science is shared between  Lynn  Willaims and Thomas Layton for theirrespective research papers, the price for Clinical Research goes to Osaid Alser for his paper. More on the International Dupuytren Website.
  • A call has gone out for abstracts that can be presented at the (virtual) Dupuytren Conference in september, which will be all about research.
  • We have a new webpage, “lumps in the adult habd and wrist“. This is to help decide if your lump COULD be Dupuytren’s, if you need to see a doctor as soon as possible and what else could be going on.
  • The DISC trial still needs more patients, they put out a call for people to contact them.
  • The International Dupuytren Society had it’s AGM in January, and Prof D Warwick held a slideshow presentation how his treatment of Dupuytren’s has changed over the years, first when collagenase became available, then when it was taken off the market, and finally when Covid reared it’s ugly head. In short, he is doing a lot more PNF (= NA, needle release) now than he did before.
  • New webpage: https://dupuytrens-society.org.uk/seeing-a-doctor-during-the-covid-19-pandemic/ on why it may be difficult to get your Dupuytren’s (or Ledderhose, Peyronie’s) treated during the Covid crisis