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Congenital extension contracture of metacarpophalangeal joints

  • A. Sakai
  • K. Suzuki
  • T. Nakamura
  • Y. Minami
  • Y. Kirihara
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Abstract

We report a case of congenital extension contracture of the fifth metacarpophalangeal joints in a 15-year-old boy who had no associated anomalies and was successfully treated by surgery. Congenital extension contracture of bilateral metacarpophalangeal joints has not been reported previously, and the entity can be considered to be a new subgroup of distal arthrogryposis with congenital distal limb contracture.

Keywords

Public Health Metacarpophalangeal Joint Distal Limb Extension Contracture Distal Arthrogryposis 
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© Springer-Verlag 1997

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sakai
    • 1
  • K. Suzuki
    • 1
  • T. Nakamura
    • 1
  • Y. Minami
    • 1
  • Y. Kirihara
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Orthopaedic SurgeryUniversity of Occupational and Environmental HealthKitakyushuJapan
  2. 2.Department of DermatologyUniversity of Occupational and Environmental HealthKitakyushuJapan

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