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wjps 2013, 2(2): 111-114 Back to browse issues page
Isolated Bilateral Triphalangeal Thumb with Delta Phalanx: A Case Report
Jamal Gousheh , Ehsan Arasteh
MD Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Shahid Beheshti University of Medical Sciences, Sheikh Bahai Medical Center, Tehran, Iran
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Triphalangeal thumb is characterized by the interposition of an extra-phalanx between two normal ones. In this article the authors present the case of a 24-year-old man with bilateral triphalangeal thumb of opposable type, without any other associated anomaly or genetic syndrome. The patient had triangular delta extra-phalanxes that caused ulnar deviation of both thumbs. Surgical procedure for the correction of the congenital anomaly consisted of a closing wedge osteotomy and distal interphlangeal joint arthrodesis in the left thumb, and a wedge osteotomy in the deformed distal phalanx of the right thumb. Appearance and precision function of hands considerably improved 6 months after the operation, and there was no major stiffness in proximal interphalangeal joints of thumbs.
Keywords: Triphalangeal thumb; Delta phalanx; Wedge osteotomy; Arthrodesis
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Type of Study: case report | Subject: Special
Received: 2013/03/31 | Accepted: 2013/06/12 | Published: 2013/06/12
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Gousheh J, Arasteh E. Isolated Bilateral Triphalangeal Thumb with Delta Phalanx: A Case Report. wjps. 2013; 2 (2) :111-114
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