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Camptodactyly

What is camptodactyly?

Camptodactyly is a condition in which a finger will not straighten completely. The middle joint of the finger does not work normally. This is called a flexion contracture. Camptodactyly may happen in any of the fingers, but it happens most often in the pinky finger.

What causes camptodactyly?

  • Camptodactyly might be caused from problems with skin, tendons, ligaments, muscles or bones of the finger.
  • Camptodactyly might be a genetic condition (passed down in families).
  • Camptodactyly might be a part of a syndrome (a group of symptoms).

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