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by British Dupuytren's Society category: Health
On 16th June, Iceland play their first match of the 2018 World Cup after qualifying for the tournament for the first time ever in their history. They are sure to be urged on by their famous ‘Viking Clap’ celebration! However, with the highest rates of Dupuytren’s contracture in the world, many Icelandic people may actually struggle to join in and clap due to this condition.
To coincide with this match, we are putting out a giant ‘clap’ of our own across social media. This Thunderclap, a sort of social media flash mob, is a great way to raise awareness of Dupuytren’s disease. Would you be kind enough to ‘donate’ a Facebook post or Tweet to the cause? Please do sign up here to have a message published to your social media account on 16th June and help us spread awareness of the condition.
We need to reach 100 supporters before the post can go ahead, so we would very much appreciate any support you can give! And please do share the link with your colleagues, friends and family, and encourage them to join in. This mass approach can be very successful and really get our message across.
Dupuytren’s disease is a progressive condition that affects the connective tissue in the palm of the hand and the fingers. This can advance into Dupuytren’s contracture, when a long ‘cord’ develops in the palm and shortens, resulting in the finger being drawn in towards the palm of the hand. This can make everyday tasks, as well as clapping, difficult.
Find out more about Dupuytren's at www.thisisdupuytrens.co.uk
This initiative is supported by Sobi (Swedish Orphan Biovitrum Ltd.)
Date of preparation: May 2018
Job Code: NP-4341
British Dupuytren's Society
The British Dupuytren’s Society represents a number of related conditions including Dupuytren’s disease, Ledderhose disease, frozen shoulder and Peyronie’s disease. We want to help those with Dupuytren's disease and raise awareness of the condition.