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Tech Hand Up Extrem Surg. 2010 Mar;14(1):54-7. doi: 10.1097/BTH.0b013e3181d44078.

Surgical correction of clinodactyly: two straightforward techniques.

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Shriners Hospital for Children and Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, St. Louis Children's Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO, USA.

Abstract

Clinodactyly, a deviation of the thumb or finger in the coronal plane, is rarely functionally limiting and in most cases is treated nonoperatively. Those with functional limitations, typically associated with angulation greater than 25 degrees, may benefit from surgical correction. We have used 2 different surgical procedures, a physiolysis in younger children and an opening-wedge osteotomy in older children, to manage this deformity in selected children with a functional limitation.

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20216055
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10.1097/BTH.0b013e3181d44078
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