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Hand deformities – A brief know-how

About

Hand deformities generally come about in the joints or bones due to congenital defects or other nervous disorders.
Hand deformities are observed in 20-30 newborn babies in every 10 thousand births in the world. [2]
-- Lab tests or imaging sometimes required
-- Requires a medical diagnosis
-- There are no cures to hand deformities
-- Isn’t contagious – this disease doesn’t spread
Deformities studied in the hand comprise of non-fulfillment of parts of the hand to disconnect, extra thumbs or fingers, cleft hand, syndactyly, polydactyly, etc. Hand deformities can also be congenital, though they are not hereditary.
Ages affected – Between 0 and 25: Predominant; Between 25 and 55: Rare; 55 and above: Rare

Symptoms

Requires medical diagnosis:
Symptoms include malformations of the hand due to bone fractures, scissoring of the fingers, atrophy of the joint cartilage, destruction of ligaments, ruptured tendons, etc.

People may experience:
Distortion of hands – can be caused due to rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, nerve damage, muscle infarctions, etc.
Pain areas – hands, elbows, hand muscles, joints, etc.
Also common – complications while performing simple tasks, limitation of motion, etc.

Treatments

Self-care:
Once diagnosed with a hand deformity, the patient should abstain from performing any activity which involves rigorous usage of the hands and be wary about using hands in all activities.

Medications:
Some techniques suggested by doctors to combat hand deformities include surgical reconstructions, tendon transfers, grafting the injured nerves, prosthetics, physical therapy, etc.

Specialists:
urgeons at mfine know all about hand deformities. Doubt this statement? Come, see for yourself at www.mfine.com.

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