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The principles of management of congenital anomalies of the upper limb
  1. Stewart Watson
  1. Fernleigh Consulting Centre, 77 Alderley Road, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 1PA, UK
  1. Mr Watson email: Watsonhand{at}


Management of congenital anomalies of the upper limb is reviewed with reference to classification and aetiology, incidence, diagnosis before birth, broad principles of treatment, timing of x rays and scans, functional aims, cosmetic appearance, counselling of parents, therapists, scars, skin grafts, growth, and timing of surgery. Notes on 11 congenital hand conditions are given.

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