Bilateral Camptodactyly in Twin Sisters

Ucar U., DURUÖZ M. T.

ERCIYES MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.37, no.2, pp.72-74, 2015 (ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2015
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/etd.2015.7397
  • Journal Indexes: Emerging Sources Citation Index (ESCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.72-74
  • Keywords: Camptodactyly, twins, contracture
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Camptodactyly is defined as a permanent flexion contracture at the proximal interphalangeal (PIF) joints with mostly the fifth finger involvement. The incidence of camptodactyly is approximately 1%-2% in the general population. Camptodactyly is usually overlooked unless it causes discomfort either cosmetically or functionally. Camptodactyly is generally isolated; however, it may also accompany other anomalies or a number of very rare syndromes. Because the condition can also be mistaken for some rheumatologic diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis, early diagnosis with a detailed musculoskeletal examination is vital for both prevention of deformity and unnecessary anxiety.