Clinodactyly can be broadly defined as curvature of the finger(s) occurring distal to the metacarpophalangeal joint(s). The most common form of clinodactyly involves a radial curvature of the fifth finger.
This dataset provides measured fifth finger curvature (left and right) in a sample of 1,295 U.S. adults recruited from the Western Pennsylvania region as part of two large epidemiological studies focusing on oral health and nonsyndromic oral clefts. Additional variables in the dataset include: sex, age at exam, race, ethnicity, weight, and height.
The curvature numbers were calculated through measurements of high-resolution digital hand scans collected on a large format flat-bed scanner, as part of broader phenotypic assessments.
.xlsx file with data dictionary
large format flat-bed scanner
Digitize landmarks and outlines from image files, scanner, or video
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