June 28, 2022

SMA July 12, 2022 CME Webinar

Title: Dupuytren Contracture and New Developments in Treatment (Module 4 of The Hand and Upper Extremity: Evaluation, Diagnosis, and Treatment in Disease Series)

David Netscher, MD and Manas Nigam, MD

Target Audience
Healthcare providers of all specialties may benefit from the information presented.


A study of Dupuytren contracture gives an interesting history lesson into the Vikings, the curse of the MacCrimmons and their genetic "invasion". Although the condition carries the name of the famous French surgeon, others had described the condition before him. Dupuytren contracture occurs in about 5% of people in the United States and most commonly presents in males over 50 years of age.

At the conclusion of this activity, the attendee should be able to:

  1. Understand the diagnosis and etiology
  2. Recognize patient dysfunction
  3. Consider indications for treatment
  4. Understand recent treatment developments and functional expectations


Dr. David Netscher practices plastic surgery and hand surgery. He is board certified in plastic surgery and hand surgery, and is clinical professor at Baylor College of Medicine in the Division of Plastic Surgery and Department of Orthopedic Surgery. Dr. Netscher is a current Director of both American Board of Plastic Surgery and American Board of Surgery and sits on the Conjoint Board of Hand Surgery. He is actively involved in teaching and on national plastic and hand surgery societies.

Manas Nigam, MD, is a fellow in Hand Surgery at the Department of Orthopedic Surgery at Baylor College of Medicine. He completed his training in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery at Georgetown University.  His academic interests include nerve repair/reconstruction and systems / quality improvement.


Drs. Netscher and Nigam did not report any financial relationships or conflicts of interest. 

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