Bilateral Camptodactyly in Twin Sisters

Ucar U., DURUÖZ M. T.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, cilt.37, sa.2, ss.72-74, 2015 (ESCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier

  • Yayın Türü: Makale / Tam Makale
  • Cilt numarası: 37 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2015
  • Doi Numarası: 10.5152/etd.2015.7397
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.72-74


Camptodactyly is defined as a permanent flexion contracture at the proximal interphalangeal (PIF) joints with mostly the fifth finger involvement. The incidence of camptodactyly is approximately 1%-2% in the general population. Camptodactyly is usually overlooked unless it causes discomfort either cosmetically or functionally. Camptodactyly is generally isolated; however, it may also accompany other anomalies or a number of very rare syndromes. Because the condition can also be mistaken for some rheumatologic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, early diagnosis with a detailed musculoskeletal examination is vital for both prevention of deformity and unnecessary anxiety.