Correction of severe spastic wrist and hand deformity using wedge arthrodesis and intermetacarpal fusion: A case report

Tamás Pantó, Ferenc Tóth, László Hangody

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Abstract

An unusable hand caused by fixed flexion contracture of the wrist joint and the thumb-in-palm deformity of the hand is frequently seen in cerebral palsy. A 24-year-old male patient presented with an unusable hand due to cerebral palsy. He underwent wedge arthrodesis of the wrist followed by intermetacarpal fusion. The result was satisfactory in terms of appearance and functional opposition of the thumb to the other fingers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)38-40
Number of pages3
JournalEklem Hastaliklari ve Cerrahisi
Volume19
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Nov 6 2008

Keywords

  • Cerebral palsy/complications
  • Hand deformities
  • Wrist joint/surgery

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine
  • Rehabilitation

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