Congenital ulnar drift in a surgeon
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The windblown hand is a term used in many instances to describe ulnar deviations of the fingers with or without other malformations. While the most common cause of the ulnar deviation of the fingers is rheumatoid arthritis, it can also be caused by other conditions such as a windblown hand or Jaccoud's arthropathy. While most hand surgeons are familiar with presentations of congenital ulnar drift, few of them are knowledgeable about Jaccoud's arthropathy as this is usually discussed within medical communities such as Rheumatology. We present a case of a surgeon who has had a noticeable ulnar deviation of the digits at the level of the metacarpophalangeal joint since his early 20s. Two brothers in the same family also had a history of ulnar deviation of the fingers that was not noticed until they were adults. At over 50 years of age, all of them have noticed the condition for nearly 30 years and none of them have ever received treatment for it.

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