Hand anomalies can aid the diagnosis of underlying pathology. Trident hand is characterised by short stubby fingers and an increased gap between the first and second, and third and fourth fingers resembling a Trishula. The phenotypic anomaly is associated with certain skeletal dysplasias like achondroplasia and recognition of the same can aid diagnosis.
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