Parker B. Goodell, Andrea S. Bauer, Francisco J A Sierra, Michelle James

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Background: Symbrachydactyly is a unilateral congenital hand malformation characterized by failure of formation of fingers and the presence of rudimentary digit nubbins. The management is variable and are investigated in this review. Methods: A detailed review of the literature was compiled into succinct clinically relevant categories. Results: Etiology, classification, non-surgical management, surgical intervention, and patient oriented outcomes are discussed. Conclusions: All interventions should prioritize realistic, evidence-supported appearance and functional gains. Studies of the baseline function and quality of life of children with symbrachydactyly would allow surgeons to better understand functional changes associated with various interventions and would help surgeons and parents to make the best treatment decisions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)262-270
Number of pages9
Issue number3
StatePublished - 2016
Externally publishedYes


  • Congenital hand
  • Poland syndrome
  • Symbrachydactyly

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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