Hand and feet abnormalities are the result of congenital deformities of the upper extremities and lower extremities, which may occur alone or in combination with other deformities of the body. These anomalies range from the partial duplication of a single finger or thumb, to the complete absence or failure of formation of an entire arm or leg. One of the more common abnormalities is clubfoot.
Examples of Hand and Feet Abnormalities
- Webbed Fingers (Syndactyly) in Apert Syndrome
Congenital anomalies of the hand can be some of the most challenging surgeries faced by plastic surgeons. Plastic and reconstructive surgery of the hand and limb may greatly improve function.
Ectrodactyly, split hand, cleft hand, involves the deficiency or absence of one or more central digits of the hand or foot and is also known as split hand/split foot malformation (SHFM).
Small bones and soft tissues of the hands and feet can also be affected by systemic disorders. Genetic deformities of hand and foot alterations can be diagnostic for Ellis–van Creveld syndrome, fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva, achondroplasia, Kniest dysplasia, pseudo- and pseudo-pseudohypoparathyroidism, acromegaly, nail–patella syndrome, Marfan’s disease, cartilage–hair hypoplasia, and several forms of mucopolysaccharidosis.
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