Special Issue "Pediatrics Limb Malformations: Generalities and Medical Aspects"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 20 February 2024 | Viewed by 786
Interests: upper limb; hand; nerve injuries; obstetric brachial plexus palsy; cerebral palsy; arthrogryposis; congenital hand upper limb fractures; microsurgery; pediatric flaps for reconstruction; congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia
Congenital limb malformations represent the second most common category of birth defects, following heart malformations. Despite this prevalence, pediatricians often lack sufficient training and knowledge in this area. This knowledge gap might be attributed to the perception that limb-related issues and surgical interventions are intricate and less appealing. However, it is imperative for pediatricians to be well-versed in recognizing and addressing these conditions.
Conditions such as syndactyly (webbed fingers/toes), polydactyly (extra digits), clinodactyly, camptodactyly, trigger thumb (crooked fingers), as well as brachydactyly, symbrachydactyly, and thumb hypoplasia (short fingers) are frequently encountered in clinical settings. These anomalies should not disconcert pediatricians, as a deeper medical and genetic understanding underlies these malformations.
Take, for instance, radial deficiencies such as radial clubhand and thumb hypoplasia. These conditions are associated with syndromes in approximately one-third of cases, some of which carry the potential for lethality. This Special issue aims to furnish pediatricians with medically pertinent information regarding genetics and their associated syndromes. Moreover, it aims to offer a comprehensive overview of management approaches, albeit with minimal emphasis on surgical interventions. The intention is to equip pediatricians with foundational insights, facilitating patient management and effective communication with families during initial consultations.
Visual aids, such as representative images, are indispensable tools within this Special Issue. These images will aid in conveying crucial information, reinforcing the textual content.
After engaging with this resource, we hope pediatricians view these malformations as important aspects of their medical practice.
Dr. Francisco Soldado
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- congenital limb malformations
- trigger thumb
- thumb hypoplasia