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Finger sucking digital deformities.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11884118     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
We report our experience with severe digital deformities caused by prolonged finger sucking. Our analysis of nine patients demonstrated that the deformity was mainly located in the proximal and middle phalanges of the affected digit(s). We have reviewed the literature, enumerated the common patterns of "finger sucking" and explained the resulting deformities. Corrective osteotomy, preferably at the metacarpal base level, is required in severe deformities.
J Srinivasan; J W Hutchinson; F D Burke
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Case Reports; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of hand surgery (Edinburgh, Scotland)     Volume:  26     ISSN:  0266-7681     ISO Abbreviation:  J Hand Surg Br     Publication Date:  2001 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-03-08     Completed Date:  2002-04-09     Revised Date:  2009-06-08    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8403839     Medline TA:  J Hand Surg Br     Country:  Scotland    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  584-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Copyright Information:
Copyright 2001 The British Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Pulvertaft Hand Unit, Derbyshire Royal Infirmary, London Road, Derby, UK.
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MeSH Terms
Fingers / surgery
Fingersucking / adverse effects*
Hand Deformities, Acquired / etiology*,  surgery

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