Swan neck deformity (fingers)

Swan neck deformity is a deformity of the digits that consists of:

  • hyperextension of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joints
  • compensatory flexion of the distal interphalangeal (DIP)  joints


Swan neck deformity is seen in 3,4:

See also

Inspired signs
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rID: 21572
Sections: Signs, Gamuts
Tags: cases, ref, cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Swan neck type deformity

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