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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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Treatment

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How might windblown hand be treated?

Treatment of windblown hand may involve surgical correction and reconstruction. Because windblown hand has many variations, each patient must be treated individually.[1] We recommend speaking with a healthcare provider to discuss your treatment options. In addition, it may be helpful to set up a consultation with a hand surgeon. The following tool can help you locate a hand surgeon in your area.

American Society for Surgery of Hand
Find-A-Hand Surgeon: http://www.assh.org/Public/Pages/HandSurgeons.aspx

In addition, because windblown hand is thought to possibly be a variant form of arthrogryposis you may find the following Web page with links to help you locate arthrogryposis specialists and specialty centers to be helpful.

A National Support group for Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AVENUES)
http://www.avenuesforamc.com/medpros/med.htm
Last updated: 7/23/2013

References
  1. Wood VE, Biondi J. Treatment of the windblown hand. J Hand Surg [Am]. 1990;


Other Names for this Disease
  • Congenital contractures of the digits
  • Congenital ulnar drift
  • Windswept hand
See Disclaimer regarding information on this site. Some links on this page may take you to organizations outside of the National Institutes of Health.