Hand, Small


Hand, Small

Objective: A normally proportioned hand (i.e., the various elements of the hand are in proportion to each other) that is overall small for age or overall body size


This is acknowledged to be a bundled term, but it is sufficiently common that it was felt to be too cumbersome to describe the component findings. It is arguably superior to code a patient as having objectively determined Short fingers, Short palms, and Narrow palms instead of this bundled term. Note that there are no objective standards that can be used for this assessment, only for middle finger and palm length and palm width. The term acromicria is discouraged because in some definitions, this term also includes small head or facial features; in others it only includes the fingers and toes.


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