Camptodactyly

Camptodactyly is a clinical or imaging descriptive term where there is a flexion contracture (usually congenital) classically at the proximal interphalangeal joint.

Clinical presentation

The age of presentation can vary from being detected in utero in an antenatal scan or as an obvious deformity after birth or in childhood.

Pathology

There is often thought to be an abnormal insertion of the lumbrical or flexor digitorum tendons into the hand.

Genetics

It can occur sporadically or with an autosomal dominant inheritance.

Associations

While it can occur in isolation, there are numerous associations with the presence of camptodactyly (especially if detected in obstetric imaging):

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rID: 13487
Tag: cases
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