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Charles Eaton MD





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Hand Surgery, Dupuytren's disease, Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's contracture, Carpal tunnel syndrome, Cubital tunnel syndrome, Trigger Finger, deQuervain's tendinitis, hand arthritis, ganglion cysts, hand injuries, hand tendinitis, tennis elbow, finger fractures, wrist fractures
I have a wealth of knowledge and experience from a long career as a hand surgeon. My professional practice spanned both academic and private practice, and included all aspects of hand surgery, with a special focus on Dupuytren's disease. I introduced needle aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's contracture to the USA and have the largest personal experience with this procedure of any American doctor. Because of this experience, I established The Dupuytren Foundation, a 501(c)(3) public charity working to support research and education to find a cure for Dupuytren's disease and related conditions. I currently work full time as its president. I am actively involved with the American Society for Surgery of the Hand and the American Association for Hand Surgery and regularly lecture on hand surgery topics through these and other organizations. I have authored 30 academic publications, including 9 textbook chapters on hand surgery topics. I created and maintain, The Electronic Textbook of Hand Surgery, currently used in surgery programs worldwide. I organized and ran the 2010 International Symposium on Dupuytrens Disease, which included attendees from 17 countries and led to the publication of a textbook based on the proceedings. All proceeds I receive from 2nd.MD go directly to The Dupuytren Foundation, allowing YOU to claim $157 as a TAX DEDUCTIBLE CHARITABLE DONATION from your consultation.
Diseases (optional)
Dupuytren's Contracture, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Stenosing Tenosynovitis (Trigger Finger), DeQuervains Tendinitis, Basal Joint Arthritis
Procedures (optional)
Dr. Eaton is engaged full time as president of The Dupuytren Foundation, but has a large personal experience with surgery and noninvasive management of Dupuytren's disease, carpal tunnel syndrome, cubital tunnel syndrome, trigger fingers, tennis elbow, deQuervain's tendinitis, arthritis, fractures, nerve injuries and other traumatic and degenerative conditions affecting the hand.
Place of Work
Dupuytren Foundation


Professional Interest
Author of numerous articles in medical journals and chapters in medical textbooks; Editor of the 2010 textbook "Dupuytren's Disease and Related Hyperproliferative Disorders: Principles, Research, and Clinical Perspectives"; Reviewer for Journal of Hand Surgery; Volunteer surgeon Bolivia Interplast Hand; Author/webmaster
Ideal Client
Someone interested in learning more and discussing options for problems with their hands or the hands of a family memeber.
Hand Surgery, Board Certified
Type of practice
Office based
Current practice
Hand surgery with the majority of focus on treating Dupuytren's disease.
Honors and Awards
Member, American Society for Surgery of the Hand (ASSH)Member, American Association of Hand Surgery (AAHS)Fellow, American College of Surgeons (ACS)

Education Details

Washington University School of Medicine
General Surgery Boston UniversityPlastic Surgery New York University
Fellowships & Internships (optional)
Hand Fellowship New York UniversityHand and Microsurgery Fellowship, Microsurgery Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Personal Details

Personal Interest
Created the Dupuytren Foundation, a public charity established to promote global research to find a cure for Dupuytren's disease and related conditions.
Languages Spoken

bent fingers

Fingers numb

Trigger finger

palm cord

Palm stiff

Knuckle stiff

Digit stiff

Radius stiff

Metacarpal stiff

Wrist stiff

sore fingers

Fingers stiff

Hand pain


Basal joint arthritis

Contracture Of Hand (Dupuytren Contracture)

Stenosing Tenosynovitis (Trigger Finger)

deQuervains tendinitis

Cubital tunnel syndrome

Dupuytrens disease Dupuytrens contracture

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome


TGF beta blockers


Needle Aponeurotomy NA

Cubital tunnel release

Office trigger finger release

Endoscopic carpal tunnel release

Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy PNF