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Can you tell me if there are other issues that arise with unborn babies that have congenital hand deformity?

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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
Hand Surgery 35 years experience
Congenital hand: commonly we think of renal and cardiac anomalies a the hand forms from "limb buds" at the same time that the cardiac and renal tissue develop. Other considerations are anemias, platelet defeciency and many syndromes that can affect many organ systems. Often a genetic counselor is a very good thing to see as well as a pediatric hand surgeon. Most babies though are very healthy !!!

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