CC BY-NC-ND 4.0 · Rev Bras Ortop (Sao Paulo)
DOI: 10.1055/s-0041-1735137
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Conservative Approach to Type III Ulnar Club Hand: Case Report[*]

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1  Faculdade de Ciências Médicas e da Saúde de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil
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1  Faculdade de Ciências Médicas e da Saúde de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil
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1  Faculdade de Ciências Médicas e da Saúde de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil
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1  Faculdade de Ciências Médicas e da Saúde de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil
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2  Departamento de Ortopedia e Cirurgia da Mão, Hospital Universitário, Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil
3  Departamento de Ortopedia e Cirurgia da Mão, Santa Casa de Misericórdia de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil
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1  Faculdade de Ciências Médicas e da Saúde de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil
4  Universidade Federal de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brasil
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Abstract

Ulnar club hand is a rare condition of the upper limbs, for which treatment depends on the degree of morphological and functional impairment, correlating with the radiographic classification of Dobyns, Wood, and Bayne. The aim of the present study is to report a case of a 6-year-old male patient, followed up for type III ulnar club hand (total ulnar dysplasia). Despite the initial difficulty of manipulating objects and performing everyday tasks, conservative physical therapy treatment provided strength gain and development of functional skills for daily life. We conclude that patients with type III deformity can be properly managed with rehabilitation although they require outpatient follow-up until skeletal maturity is reached, as dynamic deformities and new functional limitations may lead to need for corrective surgeries.

* Work developed at the Faculdade de Ciências Médicas e da Saúde de Juiz de Fora, MG, Brazil.




Publication History

Received: 23 December 2020

Accepted: 07 April 2021

Publication Date:
01 October 2021 (online)

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