Hi ,

One of my Twin sons fingers are not bending in both the hands where as the Thumb is fine on both hands but other fingers are not.
The fingers are frozen to the position and he is not able to grab anything and he keeps his hand in open position.

Any body have experienced such an issue in New Born ? The X Ray shows that the joints are proper and the ortho surgeons we have consulted have no clue of why this has happened.

Any information sharing is highly appreciated in this regard.

Regards
Jeba
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replied August 24th, 2008
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I think that an MRI might be able to help with the diagnosis...b/c the visual representation can help identify if there are problems with the ligaments.
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replied August 26th, 2008
does he have any other symptoms such as rash or fever? Are the twins identical? Is there anything in your family history? There is an advantage to the fact that you have twins, it will be easier for you to notice additional symptoms such as weight loss, appetite loss, bowel movement changes etc. All of these things are important, keep track of any differences between the twins.
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replied November 7th, 2008
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It's possible that there could be a neuological problem here or a vision problem (he can't see what he's supposed to be grabbing. I'm copying this over to neological disorders and see if anyone has some ideas there. Good luck.
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replied January 27th, 2012
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My 3 week yr old daughter index fingers dont fully extend. Whyy
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replied January 30th, 2012
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worried151515,

If the finger does not passively or actively extend fully, it needs to be examined by an orthopedic surgeon (preferably a pediatric orthopedist or a hand surgeon).

There is a congenital problem, called a trigger finger (congenital tenosynovitis), that can cause this problem. This is usually seen in the thumb, but can be in any of the digits.

There is another problem called camptodactyly, in which the finger is bent and cannot be straightened out. This is most common in the small finger, but again, it can occur in any digit.

However, whatever the cause, it needs to be checked (and if needed treated) early, so that early motor development is not hampered.

If you want, you can have your regular pediatrician take a look at it and recommend an specialist.

The following are a couple of good articles:
“Trigger Digits in Children”. WN Moon. Journal of Hand Surgery (Br) 26B:11-12, 2001


“Management of Simple Camptodactyly”. JJ Siegert, WP Cooney, JH Dobyns. Journal of Hand Surgery (Br) 15B:181-189, 1990


Good luck. Congratulations on the new baby.
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