Lobster Hand



- See:
     - Congenital Deformities of the Hands:

- Discussion:
    - rare anomaly
    - absence of digit, w/ cleft hand ("lobster claw" hand);
    - phalanges of middle finger, & sometimes corresponding metacarpal, are absent, & cleft in the plane of the missing digit & metacarpal 
            separates the hand into medial and lateral portions;
    - digits on either side of cleft may exhibit various degrees of fusion;
    - in many cases, is associated w/ tibial hemimelia

- Radiographs:



Lobster-claw deformities of the hands and feet.



Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 9:07 am