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How rare are triphalangeal thumbs?

How rare are triphalangeal thumbs?

Very: They are present in less than 1/100, 000 live births. ...Read more

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Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?

Girl child ending 13 years soon ..Phalanges & metacarpels fused..But epephyses of lower end of radius and ulna not fused...Can she grow taller [4.10"]?

Final adult height: What is important also to know if she has a good potential to grow taller is to know how sexually she is mature and what is her bone age. ...Read more

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Weak wrists signs of growth plates?

Growth Plates: I am unsure what you mean by "weak wrists". The growth plates in your wrist close when you're a teenager. Usually weakness in the wrists isn't associated with the growth plates. ...Read more

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Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Past finger injuries affecting guitar playing. Are there finger rehab exercises?

Yes: There are finger exercises that a hand therapist can teach you to strengthen your fingers, but you should be evaluated by a hand surgeon to make sue there are no correctable injuries. ...Read more

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Missing lunula's on fingers except thumbs. Is that abnormal?

Missing lunula's on fingers except thumbs. Is that abnormal?

Suggest full evaluat: May be due to chronic anemia, liver disease, alopecia areata, blood disease, etc. Your dr will consider your history, do a complete exam, and get extensive blood tests. ...Read more

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Does massaging your palm in between thumb and index finger counterclockwise release growth hormones?

Does massaging your palm in between thumb and index finger counterclockwise release growth hormones?

What?: Why would that possibly have an effect or hormones of any kind. All that can do is give you a callous. If you rub it clockwise, however, and then click your heels together 3 times, you can go to neverland. Seriously, who have you been listening to? Besides, growth hormone has very limited action in you because you've already completed puberty, so it wouldn't do anything anyway. ...Read more

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Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

Can your left pinky ulnar styloid fracture cause middle finger trigger digit?

No the ulnar styloid: Is not directly connected there but if the hand is very swollen froma fracture and the trigger finger was waiting for a reason to become more symptomatioc then the swelling in the hadn could be the tipping point. But a direct cause...Unlikley. Causlality is a tricky issue as we often attribute one problem to another temporally, but you might as well blame a trigger finger on a thunderstorm. ...Read more

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What causes numb finger tips? All fingers no thumb same hand. Already had carpal tunnel release.

What causes numb finger tips? All fingers no thumb same hand. Already had carpal tunnel release.

Nrv compression : Previous ctr does not preclude you from recurrence .... However it is rare i would advise evaluation by a neurologist this eval.May include cervical spine x-rays and possible a mri. ...Read more

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Will hand of teen grow if thumb fractured.?

Will hand of teen grow if thumb fractured.?

Probably...: The only thumb fracture that might affect growth of the thumb (but not the rest of the hand) would be one through the growth plate of one of the bones of the thumb with its destruction. This might cause a growth disturbance. ...Read more

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Pediatrician said young males with knock knees play better basketball like mj. True?

Pediatrician said young males with knock knees play better basketball like mj. True?

No: Most people have "knock knees". I have knock knees and i'm terrible at basketball. The doc was most likely trying to reassure you that having mild knock knees will not keep you from playing and succeeding at sports assuming you put the time and effort into it. ...Read more

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Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Wrist & forearm stiffness little finger sits on top of ring finger after foosh. X-ray clear MRI - degenerative tear tfcc ultrasound carpal tunnel?

Possible: A fall on outstretched arm may lead to a tear of the triangular fibrocartilage complex. It is also possible the tear predates the fall hence the term degenerative tear. It may not be possible at times to separate the differences between the two ...Read more

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Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

Hand flapping continue in autistic adults?

It certainly can: Hand flapping sometime fades over time, but it is not at all uncommon for it to continue throughout the life of an autistic individual. It is not harmful, per se; but, when excessive, it can interfere with other more productive behaviors. When severe, it sometimes is treated with antipsychotics, which typically reduce both frequency and duration of the hand flapping. ...Read more

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Complete dislocation of pip joint on 3rd finger, deviated toward thumb. Reduced in under 60 sec, no fracture. Healing time?

Complete dislocation of pip joint on 3rd finger, deviated toward thumb.  Reduced in under 60 sec, no fracture. Healing time?

6 wks+: U tore the ulnar collateral ligament. Buddy tape 2 the ring finger. B sure u have seen an ortho 2 confirm no fx. Some use casts but i find there is 2 much loss of motion 2 deal with. ...Read more

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Does baby daughter with clubbed feet, clinched fists, small size haveserious condition?

Does baby daughter with clubbed feet, clinched fists, small size haveserious condition?

POTENTIALLY YES: Clubbed feet on its own and without any other associated dysmorphic features, does not have any serious implications, but when associated with other features, i.E clinched fist (beyond 6-12 months old) , small for gestational age, microcephaly(small head) etc. Should be a cause for concern, thus requires evaluation, both by a geneticist and neurologist. ...Read more

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Effects of untreated knock knees in kids? Do they grow straight, before reaching adulthood?

Effects of untreated knock knees in kids?  Do they grow straight, before reaching adulthood?

Maybe: The expected pattern is for kids to be a little bow legged at 1-2, somewhat ,knock need at 4 an d getting straighter by six or so. ...Read more

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