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Risk Factors for Hand Deformity in Patient with Leprosy

Purpose:

To evaluate a patient with leprosy for risk factors associated with hand disability as reported by Arora and Jaiwant.

Specialty:

Orthopedic Surgery, Sports Medicine & Rehabilitation
Infectious Diseases

Objective:

risk factors, complications

ICD-10:

A30

Description:

Arora and Jaiwant evaluated patients with leprosy who developed disabling hand deformities. They identified patients who benefited from hand orthoses to improve function and reduce recurrent injuries. The authors are from LTMG Hospital in Mumbai.

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