Trident hand

A trident hand is a description where the hands are short with stubby fingers, with a separation between the middle and ring fingers. 

The appearance mimics a trident, the three-pronged spear of classical Greece. The trident is most commonly associated with the sea god Poseidon in Greek mythology.


It can be seen in various chondrodysplasias including achondroplasia.

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rID: 12887
Section: Signs
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Trident hands

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