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Introducing the Dupuytren’s Disease Support Group Flipbook


Dr Richard Shaffer Dupuytren's Disease

By Richard Shaffer | June 2017

Dupuytren’s Disease Support Group Flipbook

I am writing to announce that there is a new and excellent source of information available for review online, offering information and guidance on Dupuytren’s disease and Ledderhose disease – The DDSG Flipbook.

This book includes:

  • General information about the disease, research and advocacy
  • An overview of available treatments
  • Sections on radiotherapy, Xiapex, needle aponeurotomy, surgery, and other treatments
  • Information on associated conditions e.g. Peyronie’s, trigger finger, frozen shoulder
  • And much more!

Dr Richard Shaffer

Firstly, I have to say that it is an incredibly impressive resource, and must have taken an enormous amount of work. Certainly, I have no hesitation in directing patients and doctors towards it so that they can start to understand more about the disease and the potential treatment options.

I had the pleasure of contributing by co-writing the chapter on Radiotherapy for Dupuytren’s disease, and there are also links to various other articles that I have written (or co-written) in the past, including the Royal College of Radiologists document on radiotherapy for benign disease, the chapter that I wrote for the Living Textbook of Hand Surgery, and the paper on The risk of radiation-induced cancer.

There are also several links to interesting and more controversial topics, including repeating treatment with radiotherapy, and the use of radiotherapy after surgery. My hope is that over time these discussions will come to rely on hard evidence rather than expert opinion, and to this end, I am currently looking at the results of the 300 – 400 patients that I have treated so far in my clinic. I hope that this will help provide some more definitive answers to some key questions over the next 6 – 12 months.

The DDSG Flipbook

I hope that you find this book a helpful and interesting read – The DDSG Flipbook.

To book a consultation with Dr Shaffer or submit an enquiry you can contact us, call on 0808 1565 900 or email us directly.