Postaxial Type B Polydactyly Treated by Excision in the Neonatal Nursery

@article{Katz2011PostaxialTB,
  title={Postaxial Type B Polydactyly Treated by Excision in the Neonatal Nursery},
  author={Kalman Katz and Nehama Linder},
  journal={Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics},
  year={2011},
  volume={31},
  pages={448–449}
}
  • K. KatzN. Linder
  • Published 1 June 2011
  • Medicine
  • Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics
Background Postaxial type B polydactyly is characterized by the presence of a rudimentary extra digit on the small finger side attached by a soft tissue stalk. The recommended treatment is ligation in the neonatal nursery. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the result of excision of the supernumerary digit under topical anesthesia. Methods The study group included 11 consecutive infants with 15 supernumerary digits on the hand. To ensure complete excision, the digit was retracted by the… 

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