CRCM  Vol.3 No.1 , January 2014
Challenging management of congenital bilateral radial club hand: A case report
ABSTRACT


Congenital radial club hand (CRCH) is a terminal deficiency characterized by the radial deviation of the hand, marked shortening of the forearm, and generalized underdevelopment of the extremity with an incidence rate of 1 per 100,000 live births. Both sexes are nearly or equally affected. Challenges that the disease poses to the patient are multifaceted, ranging from medical, social, cosmetic and functional issues which also are the multidimensional treatment modalities. We report a case of a 2-month-old baby with the severe case of bilateral CRCH. The patient had the centralization of the left ulna with Kwire stabilization. About 160d of correction was achieved. He did well and was discharged after two weeks at the orthopedic clinic for follow-up. Congenital radial club hand though uncommon may be amenable to surgery. Centralization is still the treatment of choice in severe cases and early intervention will offer a better outcome.



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Mahmud, A. , Abubakar, M. , Kabir, M. , Ismail, M. , Ajibola Alada, M. and Bello, B. (2014) Challenging management of congenital bilateral radial club hand: A case report. Case Reports in Clinical Medicine, 3, 32-35. doi: 10.4236/crcm.2014.31008.
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