Windblown hand

Overview

Type of disease: Rare conditions

Windblown hand is a hand deformity that is present from birth. The cause of this deformit is unkown. People with windblown hand have flexion contractures of the joints at the base of each finger that prevents normal mobility of their hand and causes their fingers to bend toward their “little” finger (i.e., ulnar drift). In addition, windblown hand is characterized by a “thumb-in-palm deformity” or “clasped thumb” where the thumb is webbed to the palm by a soft tissue bridge.

Click here to view the anatomy of the hand provided by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Source: Genetic and Rare Diseases Information Center (GARD), supported by ORDR-NCATS and NHGRI.

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