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Bilateral trigger thumbs in identical twins.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  10709603     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Bilateral trigger thumbs in 4-year-old identical male twins are reported. To the authors' best knowledge, this is the first true description of this condition in identical twins. All four thumbs were treated by surgical release of the A1 pulley, with good results. The causes proposed for congenital and acquired trigger thumb are discussed, and it is concluded that the cases described here support a genetic predisposition to the condition.
S R Thomas; R D Dodds
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of pediatric orthopedics. Part B     Volume:  8     ISSN:  1060-152X     ISO Abbreviation:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Publication Date:  1999 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2000-03-23     Completed Date:  2000-03-23     Revised Date:  2012-09-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9300904     Medline TA:  J Pediatr Orthop B     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  59-60     Citation Subset:  IM    
Royal Berkshire Hospital, Reading, England.
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MeSH Terms
Child, Preschool
Contracture / congenital,  diagnosis,  surgery*
Diseases in Twins*
Finger Joint / abnormalities*
Thumb / abnormalities*,  surgery*
Treatment Outcome
Twins, Monozygotic*

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