Camptodactyly is the position of flexion of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint. Translated from Greek, camptodactyly means “bent finger.”  It may be first noted in the newborn, as a congenital camptodactyly, or it may present or progress in adolescence.   There are a number of anatomical structures that have been described as “causing” camptodactyly including abnormal […]

World Symposium on Congenital Malformation

Wow!  I had to write to share my recent experience at the World Symposium on Congenital Malformation of the Hand and Upper Limb.  This meeting is held once every three years and this year was in the United States in Dallas Texas, hosted by Marybeth Ezaki and Scott Oishi and the Texas Scottish Rite Hospital. […]

External Fixator- Piece of Cake

There are two different types of fixators that we use in the care of kids with upper extremity differences.  One is a unilateral frame and is just on one side of the bone.  It usually has 4 pins sticking into the bone and a rail outside the skin.  It is useful for lengthening bone- done […]