Treating Congenital Proximal Interphalangeal Joint Contracture

Sarah M. Yannascoli, Charles A. Goldfarb

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The management of congenital proximal interphalangeal joint deformity, also known as camptodactyly, is challenging. There are numerous theories on the cause of this abnormal finger posture, leading to variations in classification, definition, and treatment approaches. This article assesses the previous literature and provides clarity and guidance for the practical treatment of camptodactyly.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)237-249
Number of pages13
JournalHand clinics
Issue number2
StatePublished - May 2018


  • Camptodactyly
  • Congenital
  • Contracture
  • Proximal interphalangeal joint


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