Peripheral Hypoplasias

  • Walter Blauth
  • Frank R. Schneider-Sickert


The concept of “peripheral hypoplasias” (Gruber 1937) includes malformations of the hand such as the congenital constriction band syndrome, anular grooves, amputationlike finger defects, diffuse nonpitting soft tissue swelling, or excessive soft tissue pads [“anular grooves and allied acral absences” (Kelikian 1974)] and various types of syndactylies. To date these deformities, diversiform in their etiologic pathogenesis and morphology, have still not been categorized in any useful manner. For purposes of morphology and operating technique, unilateral amputation-like finger defects, also called perodactylies, might best be classified as a separate entity. However, this is unnecessary for our discussion of methods of treatment; operative problems can be outlined quite accurately according to the main characteristics of the anomalies.


Bone Graft Kirschner Wire Dorsal Aspect Autologous Bone Graft Extensor Surface 
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Peripheral Hypoplasias (Chap. 3)

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Walter Blauth
    • 1
  • Frank R. Schneider-Sickert
    • 2
  1. 1.KielGermany
  2. 2.BraunschweigGermany

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