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Clinodactyly and Camptodactyly

What is it?

Clinodactyly is a congenital condition where the little finger is curved towards the ring finger. It can occur in isolation, or be associated with chromosomal abnormalities like Down syndrome.

Camptodactyly is a congenital condition where the little finger, sometimes the ring finger, is held in fixed in a flexed position.

What does your doctor do about it?

Usually both Clinodactyly and Camptodactyly are mild, and do not interfere with function and require no treatment. In the rare case that interfere with function, surgical correction may be necessary.


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