Split hand foot malformation: Presentation of a rare case and description of a novel technique in management of split hand Study design: Case report

Vol 01 | January 2020 | page: 28-30 | Sudhir Kumar Mahapatra

DOI- 10.13107/ojot.2020.v41i01.009

Authors: Sudhir Kumar Mahapatra [1]

[1] Department of Orthopaedics, SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India.

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Dr. Sudhir Kumar Mahapatra,
SCB Medical College, Cuttack, Odisha, India
E-mail: dr.sudhir.2k@gmail.com


Split hand foot malformation syndrome (SHFM) is a rare condition. The management of split hand depends on the severity of first web space narrowing, degree of split, presence of incomplete or extra ray and syndactyly. For the type II B Manske and Halikis hand trans position of second metacarpal along with fist web space widening and split excision has been recommended. However this needs microsurgical expertise.
In the present paper we report a case of isolated SHFM and a novel technique of corrective osteotomy of the second metacarpal instead of transposition. This is a much simpler technique with similar results.
Keywords: Split hand foot malformation, Split hand reconstruction, Metacarpal osteotomy


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