Deformities of Fingers and Toes in the Newborn

  • Benjamin Joseph


Congenital malformations of fingers and toes include duplication, failure of differentiation (syndactyly and symphalangism), brachydactyly, deficiencies, and deformities. Deficiencies of digits have been discussed in Chap.  11, and duplication of fingers and toes has been discussed in Chaps.  12 and  13; other common malformations are discussed in this chapter. Most of these anomalies can be diagnosed easily on the basis of clinical examination and plain radiographs. The few situations where diagnosis may be confusing will be highlighted. Characteristic finger or toe deformities that aid the diagnosis of a generalized syndrome will be emphasized.


Marfan Syndrome Interphalangeal Joint Poland Syndrome Tarsal Coalition Interdigital Space 
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  • Benjamin Joseph
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  1. 1.Aster MedcityKochiIndia

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