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This condition is also referred to as lobster claw hand and is characterised by a malformation of the median clefts in the hands and feet. This is a genetic disorder that shows a split in the hand or the foot due to an autosomal recessive gene or trait. It can also result in the absence of a toe or finger on the affected limb.
HOW IS ECTRODACTYLY DIAGNOSED?
The dermatologist or the general physician can run some genetic tests to check for the extent of disorder but in most cases, physical examinations are done to check for bone deformities that are repairable.
HOW IS ECTRODACTYLY TREATED?
Ectrodactyly is an inherited circumstance which can be treated surgically to better role and show. Early physical and occupational therapy can help those with ectrodactyly adapt, and learn to write, pick things up, and be fully functional. There are a number of potential treatments that can help correct the malformation of the hand and feet. Surgical procedures are normally done and the use of prosthetics provides an alternative solution to enhance appearance of the hand. Occupational and physical healthcare treatment may also be required to help medical patients better adapt to their medical condition and make their hands and feet fully functional.
DID YOU KNOW?
A pancarpal arthrodesis plate can also be placed to connect the proximal metacarpal bones.