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CLAW-HAND
claw hand

IT IS A DEFORMITY CAUSED DUE TO THE COMPRESSION OF ULNAR NERVE. THE HAND WILL SHOW HYPER-EXTENSION OF THE METACARPOPHALANGEAL JOINTS AND FLEXION OF THE DISTAL & PROXIMAL INTERPHALANGEAL JOINTS OF THE RING AND LITTLE FINGER. PATIENTS ARE UNABLE TO SPREAD OR PULL TOGERTHER THE FINGERS AGAINST RESISTANCE. ALSO, A PROMINENT HOLLOWING BETWEEN THE THUMB AND FOREFINGER IS SEEN. SENSORY LOSS OVER THE RING AND LITTLE FINGERS.