This thread stirred my curiousity , so I went to some books on the subject and found that Dupuytren`s contracture affects the little and ring fingers , while Tenosynovitis affects the thumb, pointer, and middle fingers . The old medical book that I used suggested that Dupuytren`s could be genetic . I looked it up in an old medical book with a 1982 copyright date .
--- In 1113Combo@yahoogroups.com, Joseph Curray <jcurray@...> wrote:
> I am not a physician, but that sounds like Dupuytren's contracture, a
> thickening of the tendons mainly to the little and ring fingers,
> causing the finger to curl inward. Treatment is surgery. I have had it
> four times, on those fingers. I have been told that it is common in
> people of northern English or Scottiish ancenstry, which I am.
> Joseph R. Curray
> Professor of Geology, Emeritus
> Scripps Institution of Oceanography
> La Jolla, CA, 92093-0220
> On Mar 26, 2010, at 3:51 PM, S Tryk wrote:
> > ï»¿
> > Some Scots have "trigger finger" or stenosing tenosynovitis. This
> > seems similar to the ailment you describe. My mother had it; I have
> > it. I've been told it is from our Scots heritage. Middle finger and
> > index finger are the two most affected. They curl up towards the
> > palm and lock -- and hurt like blue blazes. We have to use our other
> > hand to force the finger to uncurl. Ouch!
> > But this implies mtDNA, not Y-DNA...
> > Sheila