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Radial Clubhand eMedicine Orthopedics

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Location: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1243998-overview

Description: Radial clubhand is a deficiency along the preaxial or radial side of the extremity. Although considerable forearm and hand anomalies are the classic findings, proximal deficiencies also can occur throughout the arm and shoulder girdle. This article summarizes the history of radial deficiencies, lists potential etiologies, highlights relevant pathoanatomy, discusses treatment regimens, reviews expected outcome, and details potential complications.
Synonyms and related keywords: radial deficiency, pre-axial deficiency, preaxial deficiency, forearm deformity, hand deformity, congenital hand deformity, thumb hypoplasia, Holt-Oram syndrome, cardiac septal defects, thrombocytopenia with absent radius, TAR, Fanconi anemia, aplastic anemia, VACTERL syndrome, cleft palate, clubfoot, kyphosis, scoliosis, torticollis, rib deformities
Author: Scott H Kozin, MD 2007

Type: Reference Material
Author/Contact: Scott H Kozin, MD
Institution: eMedicine
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Language: English

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Added: Thu Apr 03 2008
Last Modified: Sat Aug 08 2009