Surgical treatment of clinodactyly caused by longitudinally bracketed diaphysis ("delta phalanx").

@article{Carstam1975SurgicalTO,
  title={Surgical treatment of clinodactyly caused by longitudinally bracketed diaphysis ("delta phalanx").},
  author={N Carstam and Georg Theander},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1975},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={199-202}
}
Clinodactyly in 10 fingers (9 patients) with longitudinally bracketed diaphysis (LBD) was treated surgically with various methods. In 4 cases with LBD in the middle phalanx of a triphalangeal thumb this phalanx was removed and the ligaments reconstructed. In the other 6 digits the LBD was in the base phalanx of a thumb or in the middle phalanx of some other digit. One of these was treated in infancy with transverse resection of the bracket. In 3 cases (4 digits) wedge osteotomy with reversal of… CONTINUE READING