Clinodactyly

Case contributed by Dr Mohammad Taghi Niknejad

Presentation

Hand deformity.

Patient Data

Age: 25 years
Gender: Male
X-ray

Mild shortening of the middle phalanges giving a radial curvature of the little fingers.

Case Discussion

Features are consistent with clinodactyly (also called brachymesophalangia), which is a descriptive term that refers to a radial angulation at an interphalangeal joint in the radio-ulnar or palmar planes. It typically affects the 5th finger.

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Case information

rID: 61126
Published: 18th Jun 2018
Last edited: 16th Jul 2018
Inclusion in quiz mode: Included

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