Ulnar deficiency: a blog from surgeon, Dr Charles Goldfarb
A really interesting blog is written by an American surgeon, Charles Goldfarb MD. Dr Goldfarb is an orthopaedic hand surgeon at Washington University in St. Louis specialising in congenital hand and upper extremity disorders.
He practices at St Louis Children's Hospital and Shriners Hospital for Children in St Louis, Missouri.
Dr Goldfarb's articles on his site "Birth Abnormalities of the Hand and Arm" are always informative and well worth reading. His recent topic of "Ulnar deficiency, considerations for surgery" is a good example:
Dr Goldfarb writes:
I have previously written several times about ulnar deficiency. I would like to provide some additional thoughts on function, limitations, and possible ways that a surgeon can help.
First, I want to state again that most kids with ulnar deficiency do not need surgery. Function is typically good although there can be some notable limitations.
This first child functions well with her ulnar deficiency. No doubt. And surgery is not always appropriate. However, I think it is my job to consider options to help her function better.
Read the rest of this article on Dr Goldfarb's website
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