Upper Limb – Congenital

Hand is an extension of the mind—Rabindranath Tagore
Therefore it has to nimble and dexterous as the mind.
Syndactyly is one of the commonest congenital anomalies (fusion of the fingers).
It can range from a simple fusion of 2 fingers or complete fusion of all fingers as in case of Apert’s Syndrome where, the hand becomes a spade like with difficulty to perform day to day activities.
Fortunately, surgical treatment results in gratifying improvements.
This child was operated in stages to release each finger at a time.
Inspite of her deformity, this child appeared to be a mehendi enthusiast as she would always show up with mehendi on her hands at follow ups.

Stage wise release of fingers