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Camptodactyly in Children

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Camptodactyly means that your child has a bent finger that cannot completely or straighten. 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

It affects about 1 percent of children to some degree.

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