Tamás Pantó, Ferenc Tóth, László Hangody

Department of Orthopedics and Trauma, Budapest Uzsoki Hospital, Budapest, Hungary

Keywords: Cerebral palsy/complications; hand deformities; wrist joint/surgery.


An unusable hand caused by fixed flexion contracture of the wrist joint and the thumb-in-palm deformity of the hand is frequently seen in cerebral palsy. A 24-year-old male patient presented with an unusable hand due to cerebral palsy. He underwent wedge arthrodesis of the wrist followed by intermetacarpal fusion. The result was satisfactory in terms of appearance and functional opposition of the thumb to the other fingers.