Clinodactyly is an abnormal appearance of a finger
It is most common in the little finger, or 5th finger. The joint closest to the nail bed is abnormally angulated toward the ring finger, or 4th finger.
This is a minor congenital defect, and it does not get worse with age. Between 1%-20% of people are born with this condition.
Clinodactyly means that your child has a finger that curves to one side. It is typically caused by abnormal growth and development of the small bones of the finger.
Clinodactyly is a minor bone malformation where your finger curves at the joint closest to your nail and bends toward your other fingers like a hook. It most often affects your fifth digit (pinky finger), but it can happen to any finger or toe. The curve is the result of your finger bone growing in a different shape than it should. It may be present at birth, or it may happen as a result of injury to a growing finger in childhood.
It’s normal for fingers to curve at an angle less than 10 degrees. Clinodactyly specifically refers to finger curves at angles greater than 10 degrees.