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Handchirurgie. 1980;12(3-4):225-7.

[A rare hand malformation, the Freeman-Sheldon syndrome].

[Article in German]


A rare syndrome, first described in 1938 by FREEMAN and SHELDON, two English doctors, is discussed. The condition affects the face and both hands to a degree that no useful function is possible. The characteristic malformations are described in detail. They are caused by a soft tissue disorder and no bony involvement has been found so far. Therefore, the term "Cranio-carpo-tarsal dystrophy" is misleading. Conservative treatment by dynamic splints has brought very little improvement.

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