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Syndactyly classification

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By David Bennett Pediatric Orthopaedic Surgeon in the United States
Moon Sang Chung, Goo Hyun Baek, Hyun Sik Gong, Hyuk Jin Lee, Jihyeung Kim, Seung Hwan Rhee
BACKGROUND: Polydactyly is one of the most common congenital differences that affect the hand. It has various anatomic and morphologic features. Although the Wassel classification has been used widely for radial polydactyly, it is based on the anatomic level of duplication and has some limitations in describing the concrete morphology of the duplication. The authors devised a new classification system based on the anatomic pattern of duplication to facilitate surgical correction of the deformity and evaluated surgical outcomes...
March 2013: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
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