Centre for Evidence Based Hand Surgery


Congenital hand disorders



Correction of thumb duplication: A systematic review of surgical techniques.
Miller R, Kaempfen A, Moledina J, Sivakumar B, Smith G, Nikkhah D.
J Hand Microsurg. 2020 Aug;12(2):74-84. doi: 10.1055/s-0039-1700445. Epub 2019 Nov 22.

Surgical treatment and outcomes of syndactyly: A systematic review.
Mende K, Watson A, Stewart DA.
J Hand Surg Asian Pac Vol. 2020 Mar;25(1):1-12. doi: 10.1142/S2424835520300017.

A systematic review of the use of psychological assessment tools in congenital upper limb anomaly management.
Miller R, Samarendra H, Hotton M.
J Hand Ther. 2019 Mar 8. pii: S0894-1130(17)30287-9. doi: 10.1016/j.jht.2018.11.001. [Epub ahead of print]

Surgery and conservative management of camptodactyly in pediatric patients: A systematic review.
Wang AMQ, Kim M, Ho ES, Davidge KM.
Hand (N Y). 2019 Mar 22:1558944719834654. doi: 10.1177/1558944719834654. [Epub ahead of print].

To tie or not to tie: A systematic review of postaxial polydactyly and outcomes of suture ligation versus surgical excision.
Chopan M, Sayadi L, Chim H, Buchanan PJ.
Hand (N Y). 2018 Nov 12:1558944718810885. doi: 10.1177/1558944718810885. [Epub ahead of print]

Surgical management of Madelung deformity: A systematic review.
Peymani A, Johnson AR, Dowlatshahi AS, Dobbe JGG, Lin SJ, Upton J, Streekstra GJ, Strackee SD.
Hand (N Y). 2018 Aug 13:1558944718793179. doi: 10.1177/1558944718793179. [Epub ahead of print]

Correction of "wrist" deformity in radial dysplasia: A systematic review and meta-analysis.
Murphy GRF, Logan MPO, Smith G, Sivakumar B, Smith P.
J Bone Joint Surg Am. 2017 Dec 20;99(24):2120-2126. doi: 10.2106/JBJS.17.00164.

Linburg-Comstock variation and syndrome. A meta-analysis.
Yammine K, Erić M.
Surg Radiol Anat. 2018 Mar;40(3):289-296. doi: 10.1007/s00276-017-1957-1. Epub 2017 Dec 7.

Orthopaedic manifestations within the 22q11.2 Deletion syndrome: A systematic review.
Homans JF, Tromp IN, Colo D, Schlösser TPC, Kruyt MC, Deeney VFX, Crowley TB, McDonald-McGinn DM, Castelein RM.
Am J Med Genet A. 2018 Oct;176(10):2104-2120. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.a.38545. Epub 2017 Nov 21.

Controversies in Poland syndrome: Alternative diagnoses in patients with congenital pectoral muscle deficiency.
Baas M, Burger EB, Sneiders D, Galjaard RH, Hovius SER, van Nieuwenhoven CA.
J Hand Surg Am. 2018 Feb;43(2):186.e1-186.e16. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2017.08.029. Epub 2017 Oct 14.

Postoperative patient- and parent-reported outcomes for children with congenital hand differences: A systematic review.
Bickham RS, Waljee JF, Chung KC, Adkinson JM.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2017 Jun;139(6):1422-1429. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000003358

A systematic review and comparison of outcomes following simple syndactyly reconstruction with skin grafts or a dorsal metacarpal advancement flap.
Sullivan MA, Adkinson JM.
J Hand Surg Am. 2017 Jan;42(1):34-40.e6. doi: 10.1016/j.jhsa.2016.11.006.

A systematic review of distraction osteogenesis in hand surgery: what are the benefits, complication rates, and duration of treatment?
Kempton SJ, McCarthy JE, Afifi AM.
Plast Reconstr Surg. 2014 May;133(5):1120-30. doi: 10.1097/PRS.0000000000000247.


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