Congenital hand deformities are deformities in the hand that are present at birth. These deformities can include missing structures in the hand, structures in the hand that failed to separate, and fusions between hand tissues or bones.
Conditions are either hereditary, medical or a syndrome that affects multiple body parts, but the causes are generally unknown.
The main goal of treatment is to improve the function and appearance of the affected hand. Some scenarios only require treatment to help the patient adapt, while others may require surgery.
Studies show that people with congenital hand deformities have a very high quality of life, but certain tasks will require adjustments.