A case of camptodactyly with burn scar contracture

Sohachi Toriyabe, Masahiro Tachi, Yoshimichi Imai, Hiroyuki Kudo, Shigeko Ushio, Hiroto Seino

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A four-month boy complained of contracture of his right index finger PIP joint, which was diagnosed as camptodactyly. So, he was treated with an extension splint for bending finger symptom. At 8 months, he had a burn injury of the right hand. Epithelialization was performed by near dermatologist conservatively. As he had scar contracture of the right hand, an operation was performed: release and FTSG to burn scar contracture at 18 months. At that time, we did not treat the flexor tendon and the lumbrical muscle. Because of the postoperative flexural contracture of the right index finger PIP joint, he needed a further operation for camptodactyly and scar contracture at 4 years old. Postoperative 3 years, favorable functional and esthetic results were obtained after second surgery. When treating burn scar contracture of the congenital hand deformities such as camptodactyly, it is necessary to treat any underlying disease.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)977-982
Number of pages6
JournalJapanese Journal of Plastic Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 2009 Aug


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