Acta Scientific Orthopaedics (ISSN: 2581-8635)

Case Report Volume 6 Issue 5

A Case Report on Atypical Cleft Hand associated with Syndactyly, at St. Luke Catholic Hospital, Woliso

Tuji Mohammed*, Teshome Eshetu and Yeabtsega Degu

Orthopaedic Department, St. paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia

*Corresponding Author: Tuji Mohammed, Orthopaedic Department, St. paul’s Hospital Millennium Medical College, Ethiopia.

Received: February 07, 2023; Published: April 11, 2023


Introduction: Cleft hand is a complex congenital hand malformation presenting as a central deficiency in which the child has missing one or more fingers of the hand. Usually inherited as autosomal dominant with variable penetrance, but sporadic genetic mutation is also a possibility.

Case Presentation: we present a case of unilateral cleft hand with syndactyly and missing three metacarpals and fingers ray, in a 7 weeks old female infant without family history of similar complaints.

Discussion: Cleft hand is a rare congenital hand deformity with longitudinal loss of one or more of the central parts of the hand including index, middle or ring fingers. It is mentioned as abnormal formation or differentiation of hand plate with complex unspecified axis patterning, under classification of congenital anomalies of the hand and upper limb.

Conclusion: Cleft Hand is a rare congenital hand deformity. It can occur in association with central polydactyly and syndactyly. Early diagnosis and treatment is required to improve function and appearance of the hand.



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Citation: Tuji Mohammed., et al. “A Case Report on Atypical Cleft Hand associated with Syndactyly, at St. Luke Catholic Hospital, Woliso”.Acta Scientific Orthopaedics 6.5 (2023): 29-31.


Copyright: © 2023 Tuji Mohammed., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.


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