Congenital Anomalies of the Upper Extremity

Etiology and Management

  • Donald R. Laub Jr.

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. General Considerations

  3. Failure of Formation/Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 83-83
    2. Chris Stutz, Scott Oishi
      Pages 85-93
    3. Michael A. Tonkin
      Pages 95-116
    4. Tarun Taneja, Manoj Ramachandran
      Pages 117-121
    5. Hilton Phillip Gottschalk, Michael S. Bednar
      Pages 123-127
    6. William J. Dahl, Neil F. Jones
      Pages 129-150
    7. Mohammad M. Al-Qattan
      Pages 151-156
  4. Failure of Hand Plate Formation/Differentiation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 157-157
    2. Daniel J. Jordan, Emma Snashall, Sandip Hindocha
      Pages 159-177
    3. Brian C. Pridgen, Arhana Chattopadhyay, James Chang
      Pages 179-189
    4. Toshihiko Ogino
      Pages 191-208
    5. Raymond Tse, Karin Ljungquist
      Pages 209-217
    6. Hilton Phillip Gottschalk, Terry R. Light
      Pages 219-225
    7. Hisham Abdel-Ghani, Mostafa Mahmoud
      Pages 227-238
  5. Duplication

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 239-239
    2. Goo Hyun Baek
      Pages 241-260
    3. Matthew E. Hiro, Hilton Phillip Gottschalk, Terry R. Light
      Pages 261-272
  6. Overgrowth, Amniotic Band, and Generalized Anomalies

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 273-273
    2. Joseph Hardwicke, Ruth Lester
      Pages 275-293
    3. Shady Abdel-Rehim, Kevin Chung
      Pages 295-303
    4. Ann E. Van Heest
      Pages 305-315
    5. Sarah E. Sibbel, Andrea S. Bauer, H. Relton McCarroll
      Pages 317-324
    6. Roberto Diaz, Jennifer M. Chan, Amy L. Ladd
      Pages 325-334
    7. Jennifer W. Lisle, Alex C. Lesiak, Lauren E. Fonseca
      Pages 335-347
  7. Back Matter
    Pages 349-356

About this book


Written by leading experts in the fields of pediatrics, orthopedic surgery, and plastic and reconstructive hand surgery, Congenital Anomalies of the Upper Extremity encompasses the current knowledge of genetic and molecular causes of, and surgical and non-surgical treatment for, deformities of the hand. The book covers the many variations of congenital anomaly encountered in the clinical setting. Embryology, classification, incidence, and anesthesia considerations are discussed first, followed by physical medicine, rehabilitation and therapy management, including psychological considerations, for children living with these conditions. Failures of formation and differentiation of the fingers and hand plate, duplication, and overgrowth, as well as other generalized anomalies, are then presented in detail, including symbrachydactyly, syndactyly, Apert syndrome, polydactyly, amniotic band syndrome, and Madelung deformity, among others. Complete with plentiful photographs and illustrations to guide the clinician in preparing for and performing the necessary treatments, this is an essential book for hand surgeons, orthopedists and plastic surgeons.


Arthrogryposis Camptodactyly Cleft Hand Clinodactyly Congenital deformity Epidermolysis Bullosa Finger surgery Hand surgery Macrodactyly Madelung Deformity Polydactyly Radial longitudinal deficiency Symbrachydactyly Syndactyly

Editors and affiliations

  • Donald R. Laub Jr.
    • 1
  1. 1.Fletcher Allen Health Care and Vermont Children’s Hospital, Departments of Surgery and PediatricsUniversity of Vermont School of MedicineBurlingtonUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media New York 2015
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4899-7503-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4899-7504-1
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