clawhand

clawhand

 [klaw´hand]
flexion and atrophy of the hand and fingers.

claw·hand

(klaw'hand),
Atrophy of the interosseous muscles of the hand with hyperextension of the metacarpophalangeal joints and flexion of the interphalangeal joints; develops as a result of nerve injury either at the spinal cord or peripheral nerve level.

clawhand

/claw·hand/ (-hand) flexion and atrophy of the hand and fingers.

clawhand

Etymology: AS, clawu + hand
an abnormal condition of the hand characterized by extreme flexion of the middle and distal phalanges and hyperextension of the metacarpophalangeal joints. It is caused by atrophy of the interosseous muscles. Also called main en griffe.
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Clawhand

claw·hand

, claw hand (klaw'hand)
Atrophy of the interosseous muscles of the hand with hyperextension of the metacarpophalangeal joints and flexion of the interphalangeal joints.