The Irish Institute of Orthopaedic Surgeons was formed in 1972. Its functions included determining the need for new orthopaedic appointments, involvement in the replacement of those retiring, and a commitment to develop a training program in line with that being established in the UK under the auspices of the Specialist Advisory Committee (SAC) of the Joint Committee of the Royal Colleges of Surgeons.
Dupuytren’s contracture is a disease involving the ligaments (or fascia) within the skin of the palm of the hand.
In people who develop this condition, the fingers may gradually become bent or flexed in towards the palm. When it is no longer possible to place the palm of the hand flat on a table, treatment is usually needed to prevent the bent finger deformity getting worse.