5- finger hand, follow- up

I have previously posted on the topic of the 5- finger hand.   This previous post summarized many of the key issues with this diagnosis.  https://congenitalhand.wustl.edu/2013/03/the-5-finger-hand.html Here is the preoperative picture of one such child with a 5- finger hand.  Note the small extra thumb and the digits all aligned in the same plane. 5 […]

Challenges with Cleft Hand Reconstruction

When surgery is required for cleft hand, the goal is to create a maximally functional hand that is as “normal” appearing as possible.  While each child with cleft hand is different, usually we can create a hand that works well and looks good.  However, certain challenges exist after surgery related to hand anatomy.  A cleft […]