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Percutaneous corrective osteotomy for Kirner’s deformity: a case report

Gamo, Kazushigea; Kuriyama, Kohjib; Uesugi, Ayakob; Nakase, Takanobub; Hamada, Masayukib; Kawai, Hideoc

Journal of Pediatric Orthopaedics B: May 2014 - Volume 23 - Issue 3 - p 277–281
doi: 10.1097/BPB.0000000000000042
Upper Limb

Kirner’s deformity is a rare skeletal deformity first described in Germany in 1927. It is characterized by progressive palmar–radial curvature of the distal phalanx of the small finger. Here, we present the case of a 15-year-old boy with Kirner’s deformity in both little fingers, who was treated with percutaneous corrective osteotomy. This was followed by a successful outcome after 36 months.

aDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bell Land General Hospital

bDepartment of Orthopaedic Surgery, Hoshigaoka Koseinenkin Hospital

cDepartment of Rehabilitation, Shijonawate Gakuen University, Osaka, Japan

Correspondence to Kazushige Gamo, MD, PhD, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, Bell Land General Hospital, 500-3 Higashiyama, Naka-ku, Sakai-shi, Osaka 599-8247, Japan Tel: +81 72 234 2001; fax: +81 72 234 2003; e-mail:

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