Cleft Hand

This hereditary congenital anomaly of the hand is rare, occurring in one in every 90000 births. The typical cleft hand is missing the third finger, leaving a deep cleft in its position. The feet are also often affected. In the atypical form of cleft hand, parts of the third finger are significantly shorter. Cleft hand often occurs in combination with other hand anomalies such as syndactyly.


Cleft hand is a congenital anomaly.
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