Surgical treatment of macrodactyly

Joshua S. Gluck, Marybeth Ezaki

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Macrodactyly, enlargement of one or multiple digits, was described in the literature nearly 200 years ago. This is an exceptionally uncommon diagnosis that has led to a paucity of descriptive literature on the treatment options. Because the literature is scarce, and the frequency with which hand surgeons encounter macrodactyly is even scarcer, treatment can be a formidable task often left exclusively to those trained in congenital hand deformity. This article presents our algorithm and surgical techniques for dealing with children with macrodactyly in such a way that should make a complex problem more easily approachable.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1461-1468
Number of pages8
JournalJournal of Hand Surgery
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 1 2015


  • Macrodactyly
  • PI3K-AKT
  • epiphysiodesis
  • osteotomy
  • overgrowth

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Orthopedics and Sports Medicine


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