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.

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.
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Caption: FIGURE 1: Hand X-ray imaging the clawhand deformity.
Surgical treatment of the clawhand. AAOS Instructional Course Lectures, 1975; 32: 181-203.
Clawhand caused by paralysis of the intrinsic muscles: a simple surgical procedure for its correction.