Radial Head Dislocation in Ulnar Deficiency

Ulnar longitudinal deficiency, or ulnar deficiency, is much less common than radial deficiency.  And, it less commonly requires surgery.  I have previously written about different aspects of surgery for ulnar deficiency hand surgery in ulnar deficiency .  Additionally, I have previously written about different aspects of more severe ulnar deficiency severe ulnar deficiency There is a group of […]

The Hand in Arthrogryposis

Hand function is clearly vital for function.  As I have written about previously, the thumb is key for both fine manipulation (think picking up a coin) and large object grasp (soda can).  The fingers are key for grasp and strength in grasp.  https://congenitalhand.wustl.edu/2013/11/5-finger-hand-follow-up.html Hand function in arthrogryposis can be a challenge.  First, in order to […]

Amniotic Constriction Band

Amniotic constriction band is an uncommon condition about which I have previously blogged  ACB Blog Link .  There are numerous good general descriptions on the Internet including the following: Shriners LinkMedline Plus The difficulty is that there is little precise information on the upper extremity and hand finding in Amniotic Constriction Band.  There are numerous reasons […]

Macrodactyly/ Large digits

Macrodactyly, which literally means large digit, is an uncommon condition that affects the fingers more commonly than the toes.  Macrodactyly almost always affects only one extremity, often multiple digits. The index finger and long finger are affected most commonly, followed by the thumb.  In some cases, the enlargement that is present at birth stays proportionally […]