A selective approach to treatment of ulnar polydactyly: preventing painful neuroma and incomplete excision.

@article{Mullick2010ASA,
  title={A selective approach to treatment of ulnar polydactyly: preventing painful neuroma and incomplete excision.},
  author={Suparna Mullick and Gregory H. Borschel},
  journal={Pediatric dermatology},
  year={2010},
  volume={27 1},
  pages={39-42}
}
Ulnar polydactyly is common. The condition is often successfully treated by pediatricians using string (or suture) ligation in the newborn nursery. Patients with ulnar polydactyly or complications of unsuccessful string ligation such as traumatic neuroma may be referred to pediatric dermatologists. In some cases, the condition is better treated surgically. In case of a bony or ligamentous attachment, surgery is required. Additionally, a wide-base-precluding-string ligation would be better… CONTINUE READING
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