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Case Report: Camptodactyly: A Finger Deformity in a Young Violinist

Gerald P. Melchor Alice G. Brandfonbrener
From: Medical Problems of Performing Artists: Volume 15 Number 2: Page 75 (June 2000)

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Abstract: This report documents a congenital condition previously undescribed in a young musician. Uncommon and affecting between 1% and 2% of the general population, camptodactyly is an atraumatic, congenital flexion deformity of the proximal interphalangeal (PIP) joint of the finger, most often the right little finger, as seen in our patient.1 While this condition is not normally of great significance, except when present as part of a wider syndrome, its occurrence as described in this case report has great implications for musicians in that it may have detrimental effects on their ability to perform. Attempts at surgical correction of such a defect, in itself controversial, might further affect a musician's ability to return to performance as well as to continue studying his or her instrument.

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