Surgical correction of clinodactyly: Two straightforward techniques

Nicole L. Strauss, Charles A. Goldfarb

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Clinodactyly, a deviation of the thumb or finger in the coronal plane, is rarely functionally limiting and in most cases is treated nonoperatively. Those with functional limitations, typically associated with angulation greater than 25 degrees, may benefit from surgical correction. We have used 2 different surgical procedures, a physiolysis in younger children and an opening-wedge osteotomy in older children, to manage this deformity in selected children with a functional limitation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-57
Number of pages4
JournalTechniques in Hand and Upper Extremity Surgery
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2010


  • Clinodactyly
  • Finger deformity
  • Osteotomy
  • Physiolysis


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