Talipomanus or, as it is more commonly known, club hand, is one of the less common congenital deformities. The three cases reported are of interest since they occur in a mother and her two children.
Club hand is considered to be due to an interference with the development of the first ray and results in the absence or partial absence of the radius, carpal bones and thumb. All three of these cases show this interference in various degrees.
REPORT OF CASES
Case 1.—E. M., a well developed, well nourished child of 5 years, was seen, Feb. 25, 1926, suffering from scarlet fever, and presenting marked deformities of both forearms and hands. There was a total absence of both thumbs, the rest of the hands appearing normal. The wrists were flexible, and the carpal bones could not be felt. The radius and ulna of the right hand were palpated and felt
MARTMER EE. TALIPOMANUS: A REPORT OF THREE CASES IN ONE FAMILY. Am J Dis Child. 1927;34(3):384–387. doi:10.1001/archpedi.1927.04130210059005
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