Ectrodactyly, sometimes referred to as the “Lobster-Claw Syndrome” involves the deficiency or absence of one or more central digits of the hand or foot and is also known as split hand/split foot malformation (SHFM). The hands and feet of people with ectrodactyly are often described as "claw-like" and may include only the thumb and one finger (usually either the little finger, ring finger, or a syndactyly of the two) with similar abnormalities of the feet.This is a case where the before and after pictures are dramatic, but the images are only one view of the story. (More pre-surgery photos here.)
What we see in photographs is far less dramatic than the positive change possible in this young man's life after Monday's surgery, performed by Dr. Bruce Lehnert.
|Reviewing post-op films.|