Bilateral camptodactyly

Aditya Laxmikant Kekatpure, Aashay Kekatpure

PAMJ. 2022; 42:239. Published 28 Jul 2022 | doi:10.11604/pamj.2022.42.239.36313

Greek for "camptodactyly" is "bent finger," and Smith and Kaplan´s exhaustive review lists all of its numerous synonyms (1968). It refers to a non-traumatic flexion contracture of the proximal interphalangeal joint, typically of the little finger, in surgical practise. A post-traumatic aetiology rather than camptodactyly is suggested by involvement of the distal interphalangeal joint or the metacarpo-phalangeal joint. Prevalence less than 1%. It can be unilateral (33%) or bilateral (66%), if bilateral, can be symmetric or asymmetric. Camptodactyly should not be confused with clinodactyly or Kirner´s deformity.
Corresponding author
Aditya Laxmikant Kekatpure, Orthopaedic Surgery, Jawaharlal Nehru Medical College, Datta Meghe Institute of Medical Sciences (DMIMS), Wardha, India (

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