Print This Page

Radial Longitudinal Deficiency

Radial longitudinal deficiency (RLD) is a lack of formation of the thumb side of the upper extremity. It can affect the hand only (usually the thumb) or, more commonly, the hand and forearm. It is a lack of bone, muscle, tendon, nerves, and blood vessels. The severity is different in each affected child.

Dr. Charles Goldfarb discusses radial longitudinal deficiency.

For more information or to schedule an appointment, call 314.454.5437 or 800.678.5437 or email us