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VOLUME 24 , ISSUE 1 ( March, 2013 ) > List of Articles


Whistling-face Syndrome – A Case Report

P K Sahoo, J Sahoo, S P Das, R N Mohanty

Citation Information : Sahoo PK, Sahoo J, Das SP, Mohanty RN. Whistling-face Syndrome – A Case Report. Indian J Phy Med Rehab 2013; 24 (1):16-18.

DOI: 10.5005/ijopmr-24-1-16

Published Online: 01-03-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).


The craniocarpotarsal, or “whistling face” syndrome was first described by Freeman and Sheldon in 1938. It's an extremely rare condition, comes under one type of distal arthrogryposis category. Prominent deformities include deformity of hand and foot with typical whistling face. Early diagnosis of the condition aware the clinician about resistance to different therapeutic manoeuvres and management is planned accordingly.

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