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Windblown hand

Other Names for this Disease
  • Congenital contractures of the digits
  • Congenital ulnar drift
  • Windswept hand
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What causes windblown hand?

The cause of windblown hand is unknown.[1] It is thought that windblown hand may represent a variation of some type of arthrogryposis.[2] Arthrogryposis is a very large and varied group of disorders that have the common feature of multiple congenital joint contractures.
Last updated: 7/23/2013

  1. Grunert J, Jakubietz M, Polykandriotis E, Langer M. The windblown hand - Diagnosis, clinical picture and pathogenesis. Handchir Mikrochir Plast Chir. 2004;
  2. Wood VE, Biondi J. Treatment of the windblown hand. J Hand Surg [Am]. 1990;