When I meet a family for their first consultation it can be at any stage in their child’s development. I have had antenatal consultations with parents whose child has been diagnose
BSc MD(Res) FRCS(Plast)
Consultant Paediatric Hand,
Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon
Bran Sivakumar is a leading London Congenital Hand Surgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital
Parents expect a child to be born perfect in every way. Coming to terms with a congenital hand difference can at first seem daunting. Feelings of guilt, remorse and a degree of sad
The condition whereby a child is born with an additional little finger on one or both hands is very common. The condition is known as ulnar polydactyly.
Often it is inherited with
Trigger thumb refers to a thumb that catches or clicks as the tip of the thumb moves from a bent to a straight position. At times, your child’s thumb may become locked in a flexed
Constriction ring syndrome refers to a condition whereby fibrous bands from the lining of the uterus become entwined with the developing fetus during pregnancy. It occurs in approx
What is syndactyly?
Syndactyly is considered one of the most common congenital hand defects, occurring in about 1 out of every 2,500 babies. During normal development of the embry
What is Macrodactyly?
Macrodactyly is a rare condition, which causes enlargement of a child’s fingers or toes. It is due to an overgrowth of a variety of different tissues inclu
What is Camptodacytly?
Campylodactyly refers to a condition where your child has a finger which is bent forwards and cannot be fully straightened. It occurs in roughly 1% of the
What is thumb hypoplasia?
Thumb hypoplasia means that your child’s thumb is unusually small or underdeveloped. Severity ranges from a thumb that is slightly smaller with normal st