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June 15, 2012 - June Med School Café - Nonsurgical Treatment for Dupuytren's Contracture

The June Med School Café lecture will feature Dr. Frederick N. Meyer, professor and chair of orthopaedics at the University of South Alabama College of Medicine.

His lecture, titled “Nonsurgical Treatment for Dupuytren’s Contracture,’” will take place June 25, 2012, at the Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center in Mobile. Lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the presentation begins at noon.

Dr. Meyer will lecture on Dupuytren’s disease, a relatively common syndrome that causes the tissues under the skin on the palm of the hand to thicken and shorten so that the fingers cannot straighten.

The disease primarily affects men rather than women, as well as people of Scandinavian or Northern European ancestry or those with a family history. Dupuytren’s disease is also more often associated with conditions such as diabetes and seizure disorders.

In February 2010 the U.S. Food and Drug Administration approved an injectable treatment for Dupuytren’s disease, and Dr. Meyer is the only physician in the area to offer the novel treatment.

During his talk, Dr. Meyer will explain the causes of Dupuytren’s disease, outline the signs and symptoms, and identify the newest nonsurgical treatment option to help cure the disease.

The Via! Health, Fitness & Enrichment Center is located at 1717 Dauphin St. in Mobile.

The Med School Café lecture and lunch are provided free of charge, but reservations are required. For more information or to make reservations, please call Kim Partridge at (251) 460-7770 or e-mail

Med School Café is a free community lecture series sponsored by the USA Physicians Group. Each month, faculty from the USA College of Medicine share their expertise on a specific medical condition, providing insight on the latest treatment available.

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