The physicians at Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC) treat numerous congenital conditions for children. “Congenital” means that a condition was present at birth.
Some of the common congenital hand conditions include:
- Extra fingers (Polydactyly)
- Webbed fingers (Syndactyly)
- Missing fingers (Symbrachydactyly)
- Abnormal thumbs
- Limited movement or stiff joints (Arthrogryposis)
Congenial limb conditions and defects occur when a limb fails to form normally when the baby is developing. Some of the most common of these may include:
- Complete or partial absence of the limb
- A portion of the limb does not separate (usually fingers or toes)
- Duplication of a body part (extra fingers or toes)
- The limb is larger than the normal limb
- The limb is smaller than the normal limb
- Constriction band syndrome caused by rupture of the amniotic sac during the child’s development resulting in bands that can become entangled in the arms/legs of the fetus
OIC has a team of pediatric orthopaedic specialists who specialize in these types of conditions.