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Charles Eaton MD


Dupuytren Foundation Web Site

e-Hand Web Site

Doctor Videos

A video of Dr. Eaton's presentation to an audience of hand surgeons for the 2010 International Federation of Societies for Surgery of the Hand in Seoul, Korea

Introducing the 2010 Miami Dupuytren's Symposium

Dr. Eaton's Practice of Needle Aponeurotomy for Dupuytren's Disease

Dr. Eaton reviews interesting aspects of our hands from the perspective of a hand surgeon - evolution, anatomy, function, brain control, as well as the history and recent progress in hand surgery.

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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.

  • Dupuytren's Contracture, Cubital Tunnel Syndrome, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Stenosing Tenosynovitis (Trigger Finger), DeQuervains Tendinitis, Basal Joint Arthritis

  • Dupuytren Foundation


  • 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

  • Someone interested in learning more and discussing options for problems with their hands or the hands of a family memeber.

  • Hand Surgery

  • Office based

  • Hand surgery with the majority of focus on treating Dupuytren's disease.

  • 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 University Plastic Surgery New York University

  • Hand Fellowship New York University Hand and Microsurgery Fellowship, Microsurgery Research Centre, Melbourne, Australia

Personal Details

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

  • English


    • Trigger finger
    • Fingers numb
    • bent fingers
    • Hand pain
    • sore fingers
    • Fingers stiff
    • Wrist stiff
    • Metacarpal stiff
    • Radius stiff
    • Digit stiff
    • Knuckle stiff
    • Palm stiff
    • palm cord
    • Dupuytrens disease Dupuytrens contracture
    • Cubital tunnel syndrome
    • deQuervains tendinitis
    • Basal joint arthritis
    • Stenosing Tenosynovitis (Trigger Finger)
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Contracture Of Hand (Dupuytren Contracture)
    • TGF beta blockers
    • Cubital tunnel release
    • Office trigger finger release
    • Endoscopic carpal tunnel release
    • Needle Aponeurotomy NA
    • Percutaneous Needle Fasciotomy PNF