Learn About Proximal Symphalangism

What is the definition of Proximal Symphalangism?
Proximal symphalangism, which is also called Cushing's symphalangism, is a rare genetic condition characterized by the fusion of the proximal joints in the hands and feet. These individuals usually have straight fingers and are unable to make a fist. Other joints may also be affected, leading to stiff joints in the elbows, ankles and wrists. Hearing loss due to the fusion of the auditory ossicles (bones in the middle ear) is also a characteristic feature. This condition is inherited in an autosomal dominant pattern and is caused by a mutation in the NOG gene or GDF5 gene.
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What are the alternative names for Proximal Symphalangism?
  • Strasburger-Hawkins-Eldridge syndrome
  • Strasburger-Hawkins-Eldridge-Hargrave-McKusick syndrome
  • Vessel’s syndrome
  • Hereditary absence of proximal interphalangeal joints
  • Proximal symphalangism
  • Cushing's symphalangism
  • Symphalangism, proximal, 1A (subtype)
  • Symphalangism, proximal, 1B (subtype)
Who are the top Proximal Symphalangism Local Doctors?
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Taizhou People's Hospital

Taizhou, CN 

Xiuhong Pang is in Taizhou, China. Pang is rated as a Distinguished expert by MediFind in the treatment of Proximal Symphalangism. They are also highly rated in 10 other conditions, according to our data. Their top areas of expertise are Proximal Symphalangism, Multiple Synostoses Syndrome 1, Acheiropody, and Waardenburg Syndrome Type 2.

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Orthopedics
Hand Surgery

Bone And Joint Associates

Goshen, NY 

Ronald Israelski is an Orthopedics specialist and a Hand Surgeon in Goshen, New York. Dr. Israelski has been practicing medicine for over 34 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Proximal Symphalangism. He is also highly rated in 5 other conditions, according to our data. His top areas of expertise are Syndactyly Type 1, Syndactyly, Proximal Symphalangism, and Syndactyly Type 2. He is board certified in Orthopedic Surgery and licensed to treat patients in New York.

 
 
 
 
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Occupational Medicine

Rehabilitation And Wellness Ot, Pt, PLLC

Montgomery, NY 

Cynthia Boccia is an Occupational Medicine doctor in Montgomery, New York. Dr. Boccia has been practicing medicine for over 22 years and is rated as a Distinguished doctor by MediFind in the treatment of Proximal Symphalangism. She is also highly rated in 4 other conditions, according to our data. Her top areas of expertise are Proximal Symphalangism, Syndactyly Type 1, Syndactyly, and Syndactyly Type 2. She is board certified in Occupational Therapy and licensed to treat patients in New York. Dr. Boccia is currently accepting new patients.

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