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Three cases of ulnar-sided cleft hand are presented in which clefting was accompanied by ring finger absence in 2 and by small finger abduction, supination, shortening, and camptodactyly in all 3. An approach to surgical reconstruction is described with marked improvement in appearance.

Original publication

DOI

10.1053/jhsu.2002.32960

Type

Journal article

Journal

The Journal of hand surgery

Publication Date

05/2002

Volume

27

Pages

493 - 497

Addresses

Department of Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, and the University of Sydney, Sydney, Australia.

Keywords

Fingers, Ulna, Humans, Syndactyly, Hand Deformities, Congenital, Hand Strength, Range of Motion, Articular, Treatment Outcome, Osteotomy, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures, Recovery of Function, Wound Healing, Child, Preschool, Infant, Infant, Newborn