Waht is main d’accoucheur?
main d’accoucheur is a French word which means “hand of the obstetrician“.
Children are more liable to develop tetany than adults and present with a characteristic triad of carpo-pedal spasm, stridor and convulsions, although one or more of these may be found independently of the others. In carpopedal spasm, the hands adopt a characteristic position with flexion of the metacarpophalangeal joints of the fingers and adduction of the thumb (‘main d’accoucheur’).
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