Conditions + Treatments

Camptodactyly in Children

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You can have peace of mind knowing that the skilled experts in our Orthopedic Center's Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program have treated thousands of babies and children with many arm conditions.  We provide expert diagnosis, treatment and care, and we benefit from our advanced clinical and scientific research.

Camptodactyly means that your child has a bent finger that cannot completely or straighten. Affecting about 1 percent of children to some degree, Camptodactyly can be caused by a number of different abnormal structures in your child’s finger:

   •   tight skin
   •   contracted tendons and ligaments
   •   abnormal muscles
   •   irregularly shaped bones

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

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