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I have read that this deformity happens when the collagen type I in the hand is for some reason replaced by collagen type III. 


Has anyone seen or heard any musings about using copper peptides to stimulate the replacement of the type III with type I thus getting rid of the problem?


I'm just thinking outside the box here...I hope the doctor might think about it and comment.

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Clients have told us that the copper peptides have helped with this but there are no controlled studies. But skin remodeling is the process of removing old tissue and replacing it with new tissue. So, the copper peptides could loosen the collagen in the hands.

From the Mayo Clinic

Dupuytren's  contracture is a hand deformity that usually develops slowly, over years. Dupuytren's contracture affects a layer of tissue that lies under the skin of your palm. Knots of tissue form under the skin — eventually forming a thick cord that can pull one or more of your fingers into a bent position.

Once this occurs, the fingers affected by Dupuytren's contracture can't be straightened completely, which can complicate everyday activities such as placing your hands in your pockets, putting on gloves or shaking hands.

Dupuytren's contracture most commonly affects the ring finger and pinky, and occurs most often in older men of Northern European descent. A number of treatments are available to slow the progression of Dupuytren's contracture and relieve symptoms.

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