Other Names for this Disease
- Congenital contractures of the digits
- Congenital ulnar drift
- Windswept hand
Your QuestionMy nephew was diagnosed with windblown hand. How is this condition treated? How can I find general information?
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Genetics clinics are a source of information for individuals and families regarding genetic conditions, treatment, inheritance, and genetic risks to other family members. More information about genetic consultations is available from Genetics Home Reference. To find a genetics clinic, we recommend that you contact your primary healthcare provider for a referral.
The following online resources can help you find a genetics professional in your community:
- The National Society for Genetic Counselors provides a searchable directory of US and international genetic counseling services.
- The American College of Medical Genetics has a searchable database of US genetics clinics.
- The University of Kansas Medical Center provides a list of US and international genetic centers, clinics, and departments.
- The American Society of Human Genetics maintains a database of its members, which includes individuals who live outside of the United States. Visit the link to obtain a list of the geneticists in your country, some of whom may be researchers that do not provide medical care.
Click here to view the anatomy of the hand provided by the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Windblown hand usually involves both hands, but can also affect only one hand. In cases where windblown hand involves only one hand, there may be hypertrophy of the hand and sometimes of the upper limb and shoulder girdle as well.
American Society for Surgery of Hand
Find-A-Hand Surgeon: http://www.assh.org/Public/Pages/HandSurgeons.aspx
In addition, because windblown hand is thought to possibly be a variant form of arthrogryposis you may find the following Web page with links to help you locate arthrogryposis specialists and specialty centers to be helpful.
A National Support group for Arthrogryposis Multiplex Congenita (AVENUES)