Is Viking hand genetic?

Is Viking hand genetic?

To answer the question in the title. For a long time Dupuytren’s disease has been termed a ‘disease of the Vikings’. Unfortunately research published in 2019 concluded that there is no genetic evidence that Dupuytren’s disease is of ‘Viking’ origin.

Why is Dupuytren’s called the Viking disease?

Dupuytren’s disease has been given the moniker “the Viking disease” due to its prevalence in the north of Europe and those of Northern European descent.

Is Vikings disease the same as trigger finger?

The answer to that question is no. Upon first glance, these two things might seem very similar, but they are actually very different medical conditions. In fact, the only similarity is that they both affect finger flexion. Trigger finger involves the tendons, and Dupuytren contractor involves the tissue.

What nationality gets Dupuytren’s contracture?

INCIDENCE OF DD BY ANCESTRY In his 1963 book, the Australian hand surgeon John Hueston wrote, “Dupuytren’s contracture is virtually confined to people of European descent” (2). Its highest incidence is recorded in Iceland.

How can you tell if you have Viking heritage?

And experts say surnames can give you an indication of a possible Viking heritage in your family, with anything ending in ‘son’ or ‘sen’ likely to be a sign. Other surnames which could signal a Viking family history include ‘Roger/s’ and ‘Rogerson’ and ‘Rendall’.

Can Dupuytren’s contracture go away?

Unfortunately, there is no cure for Dupuytren’s Contracture, but there are some treatments a hand specialist can recommend and perform to break apart the cords of tissue that have formed, which pull the finger to a bent position.

How do you fix Dupuytren’s contracture without surgery?

XIAFLEX® is the only FDA-approved treatment for Dupuytren’s contracture that does not require surgery. A hand specialist will inject this enzyme treatment directly into the cord that’s causing limited mobility in the finger. The enzyme releases the cord.

Did Vikings have Dupuytren’s contracture?

In all analyses, no evidence was found for an excess of Norse ancestry in Dupuytren’s disease. We conclude that there is no genetic evidence for a ‘Viking origin of Dupuytren’s disease’.