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Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery:
doi: 10.1097/PRS.0b013e3181e605be

Treatment of Common Congenital Hand Conditions

Oda, Takashi M.D., Ph.D.; Pushman, Allison G. B.A.; Chung, Kevin C. M.D., M.S.

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Learning Objectives: After reading this article, the participant should be able to: 1. Recognize the clinical features associated with five common congenital hand conditions. 2. Describe the indications and appropriate timing for various surgical procedures used to treat congenital hand anomalies. 3. Identify the pearls and pitfalls of these surgical treatments to avoid complications. 4. Understand the expected postoperative outcomes associated with these surgical procedures.

Summary: This article provides an introduction to congenital hand differences by focusing on practical surgical strategies for treating five commonly encountered conditions, including syndactyly, constriction ring syndrome, duplicated thumb, hypoplastic thumb, and trigger thumb. The accompanying videos demonstrate common and reliable surgical techniques for syndactyly release, duplicated thumb reconstruction, and pollicization for hypoplastic thumb.

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