Abstract| Volume 39, ISSUE 9, SUPPLEMENT , e18-e19, September 2014

Outcomes of Opening Wedge Osteotomy to Correct Angular Deformity in Clinodactyly

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      Clinodactyly, a congenital coronal angulation of the finger, is caused by tethered growth from an abnormal longitudinal epiphyseal bracket of the middle phalanx or a trapezoidal shaped phalanx. When severe, this can result in unsatisfactory appearance and functional limitation. Surgical options include physiolysis with fat interposition of the bracketed epiphysis, and closing, reverse, or opening wedge osteotomies of the middle phalanx. Opening wedge osteotomy has the benefit of preserving finger length. This is the first report describing the clinical and radiographic outcomes after opening wedge osteotomy for congenital clinodactyly.
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