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 G. Theander},
  journal={Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  year={1975},
  volume={9 3},
  pages={
          199-202
        }
}
  • N. Carstam, G. Theander
  • Published 1975
  • Medicine
  • Scandinavian journal of plastic and reconstructive surgery
  • 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
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