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Dr. Heidi Fowler
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Arachnodactyly (Overview)

very long and slender fingers when compared to the size of the palm. Also decreased first web space so that thumb is positioned closer to the palm


Dr. Heidi Fowler
6 doctors shared insights

Arachnodactyly (Overview)

very long and slender fingers when compared to the size of the palm. Also decreased first web space so that thumb is positioned closer to the palm


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I think that I have a case of arachnodactyly, is there a cure for this?

I think that I have a case of arachnodactyly, is there a cure for this?

Arachnodactyly: Refers to the elongated appearance of fingers. It is linked to several disorders including marfans syndrome. It is not an illness or disroder by itself that needs treatment, it is a cosmetic difference in the hand. ...Read more

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What sort of problem is arachnodactyly?

Spider-like fingers: Seen in marfans syndrome. Abe lincoln had it. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Arachnodactyly?

What is the definition or description of: Arachnodactyly?

Finger discrepancy: very long and slender fingers when compared to the size of the palm. Also decreased first web space so that thumb is positioned closer to the palm ...Read more

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I'm starting to think that I have a case of arachnodactyly. What should I do?

I'm starting to think that I have a case of arachnodactyly. What should I do?

Associated disease: Usually congenital but can develop later in life. Consists of long spindly fingers out of proportion to the palm. Biggest concern is possibility of associated disorder such as marfan's syndrome, homocystinuria, and ehlers-danhos syndrome. Seek care with hand surgeon. ...Read more

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I think that I have a case of arachnodactyly, is there a cure for this?

Arachnodactyly: Refers to the elongated appearance of fingers. It is linked to several disorders including marfans syndrome. It is not an illness or disroder by itself that needs treatment, it is a cosmetic difference in the hand. ...Read more

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How to detect whether I have arachnodactyly? How long should be the digits?

How to detect whether I have arachnodactyly? How long should be the digits?

Arm span to height: Ratio of greater than 1.05 as one of the skeletal criterion for marfans syndrome is the only defined ratio as far as i know. Arachnodactyly is more subjective ie when you see it you know it it lon g slender fingers are not uncommon. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Spider like fingers?

What is the definition or description of: Spider like fingers?

Arachnodactyly: Refers to the elongated appearance of fingers. It is linked to several disorders including Marfan's syndrome. It is not an illness or disroder by itself that needs treatment, it is a cosmetic difference in the hand.but may represent the presence of another disorder that has important issues such as heart, vision and genetic importance. If you think you have this, speak to your provider ...Read more

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Spider Like Fingers (Definition)

Refers to the elongated appearance of fingers. It is linked to several disorders including Marfan's syndrome. It is not an illness or disroder by itself that needs treatment, it is a cosmetic difference in the hand.but may represent the presence of another disorder that has important issues such as heart, vision and genetic importance. If you think you have this, ...Read more