• The RIDD study team based at Oxford
  • Clinical examination of Dupuytren's contracture
  • Completing questionnaires on hand function and health
  • Measuring how well fingers can straighten and bend
  • Measuring skin hardness over a Dupuytren's nodule
  • Ultrasound imaging of a Dupuytren's nodule and cord
  • Measuring hand grip strength
  • Separating the Dupuytren's nodule and cord which have been removed from a patient during usual surgery
  • Removed Dupuytren's nodule tissue is analysed in our lab in Oxford

We need you - help us beat Dupuytren's disease!

We are working hard to discover a treatment for early stage Dupuytren's disease and need people with the disease to join our efforts.  Can it be you?

Currently, there is no approved treatment for early stage Dupuytren's disease.  Instead, patients are left to watch their hands deteriorate until it is time to have corrective surgery. Data from our lab show that anti-TNF -  a drug used to treat other inflammatory conditions - works on diseased tissue from patients with Dupuytren's disease. 

Based on a positive signal from the first part of our study, we are now looking for people with early stage disease to be involved with the next stage of our research.

Please help us to help you!

Developing a treatment for early Dupuytren's disease

 


The importance of involving patients and the public in research

The research team has benefitted hugely from the enthusiasm and support of our network of patients. Click here to read more about how the public was involved in the design of the RIDD research study.