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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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Is windblown hand genetic?

There have been reports of both sporadic and genetic cases of windblown hand. In genetic cases, the condition is commonly described as having an autosomal dominant mode of inheritance.[1]
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;