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Three cases of ulnar-sided cleft hand are presented in which clefting was accompanied by ring finger absence in 2 and by small finger abduction, supination, shortening, and camptodactyly in all 3. An approach to surgical reconstruction is described with marked improvement in appearance.


Journal article


J Hand Surg Am

Publication Date





493 - 497


Child, Preschool, Fingers, Hand Deformities, Congenital, Hand Strength, Humans, Infant, Infant, Newborn, Osteotomy, Radiography, Range of Motion, Articular, Reconstructive Surgical Procedures, Recovery of Function, Syndactyly, Treatment Outcome, Ulna, Wound Healing