Congenital Hand Anomalies

Have you ever heard of wrist and hand congenital deformities? It is a condition which occurs to a child at the time of the birth with some condition known as congenital condition. Wrist and hand deformities that are present at the time of the birth are called congenital wrist and hand deformities. If your child is suffering and living from this condition then you can now relax and get it treated by simply contacting COSMECTO. We are working with some of the renowned and popular surgeons who have experience and expertise in treating congenital wrist and hand anomalies.

What are the causes of wrist and hand congenital deformities?

Any type of chromosomal or cell division problem at the time of the embryonic development stage can trigger wrist as well as hand deformities. What are some of the most prevalent wrist and hand congenital deformities?

What are prevalent hand and wrist Congenital Deformities?

Polydactyly – In this condition, a person has extra finger in either one or both hands. This finger is not fully functional and comprise of extra soft tissue.

Syndactyly – When toes or thumb do not separate at the time of the development and are webbed.

Thumb Polydatylt – it is the most common deformity found among Asian population. This indicates the presence of an extra thumb.

Madelung deformity – It is one of the rarest deformities of the wrist which is characterized by asymmetric growth causing prominent ulna. The patient has visible problems of pain, deformity and limited range of movement. It has to be corrected surgically.

Symbrachydactyly – In this condition, either a complete hand is mission or one or more fingers are missing.

Trigger Thumb – Tendon of the thumb have extra thickness and fails to move properly causing thumb to lock or trigger.

What are the treatment options for such deformities?

  • There are surgical options available that can remove extra digits and separation and reconstruction of webbed digits.
  • Maximization of functional ability and capacity for leading a normal life is the main objective of this treatment. A lot also depends on the severity and deformity of the same.
  • Occupational therapy for the betterment in methods and help with basic and daily tasks.
  • Physical therapy for functional improvement and strength.
  • Customized prosthetic devices might be the recommended by the surgeon to improve the condition.

How should parents of such children cope with congenital deformities?

Parents should provide maximum support to their children. They should cope with their own feelings ensuring that child is treated normal and not any different. The reason for congenital hand deformities is not known. It is important for parents to understand that there is nothing much it can do when the child was conceived. This is where counseling and professional support can help in making life simple.

When can the surgery be performed?

It is often that the surgeons recommend early surgery, perhaps within the first two years of life, is the best option. Advantages of this surgery include complete potential for development, growth and patterns of use early and timely incorporation of the reconstruct part; improved scarring; and reduced or little psychological affect. Anesthetic risk is the main risk that comes with the surgery when performed early. Most surgeons prefer performing this surgery when the child is in the second year of life however not later than when child enters school.

The surgeons who are associated with us know about the intricacies of congenital hand anomaly thus make sure that the patient gets the most effective and excellent treatment for this condition. You can schedule an appointment with us and consult the surgeon to make the right decision.

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