Trigger Thumb, Video

Most children with trigger thumb have a thumb stuck in a position of flexion.   It does not hurt but the thumb will not straighten.  While most kids function just fine, some activities may be difficult.  I have covered the basic in a previous post: https://congenitalhand.wustl.edu/2013/08/trigger-thumb-trigger-finger.html In these cases of a locked trigger thumb, we typically, […]

Hand Society 2013

Last week was the annual meeting of the American Society for Surgery of the Hand in San Francisco.  As usual, it was a great meeting with an amazing collection of speakers giving paper presentations and courses on a variety of topics.  There were two presentations of congenital research from our institution (along with a number […]

Severe Radial Longitudinal Deficiency

As with most medical conditions, different children will be affected at different severities.  These differences can be notable such that two kids labeled with the same congenital difference may look completely different.  While this obviously matters to the family, it also matters to the physicians because once we sort out a diagnosis (sometimes easy, sometimes […]