Radial Club Hand

Radial Club Hand is a congenital condition characterized by underdevelopment or absence of the radius bone in the forearm, impacting the structure and function of the hand. This condition can present challenges in hand mobility, grip strength, and overall hand appearance.

Key Features of Radial Club Hand:

  • Underdeveloped or absent radius bone in the forearm.

  • Curving of the hand towards the thumb side.

  • Limited thumb function and reduced grip strength.

Symptoms of Radial Club Hand:

The following symptoms may be indicative of Radial Club Hand:

  • Abnormal hand positioning.

  • Reduced range of motion in the affected hand and wrist.

  • Thumb abnormalities.

Causes of Radial Club Hand:

Radial Club Hand is primarily a congenital condition, meaning it is present at birth. While the exact cause is often unknown, it may be associated with genetic factors or disruptions in fetal development.

Diagnosis of Radial Club Hand:

Diagnosing Radial Club Hand involves a comprehensive evaluation, including:

  • Physical Examination:

    A thorough examination of the hand, wrist, and arm to assess structure and function.

  • Imaging Studies:

    X-rays or other imaging techniques to visualize the bones and structures in the affected area.

Treatment Options for Radial Club Hand:

Our approach to Radial Club Hand involves a combination of non-surgical and surgical interventions:

  • Non-Surgical Interventions:

    Customized approaches, including occupational therapy, splinting, and adaptive tools, to enhance hand function without surgery.

  • Surgical Interventions:

    When necessary, surgical procedures such as centralization and thumb reconstruction are available to improve hand structure and function.

  • Long-Term Support:

    Continued follow-up and support to monitor progress, make adjustments, and ensure optimal hand development over time.

Consultation for Radial Club Hand:

If you or your child is affected by Radial Club Hand, our compassionate team is ready to provide personalized care. Schedule a consultation to discuss tailored solutions that address the unique needs of Radial Club Hand and improve overall hand function and appearance.