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Dr. Thomas Fiala
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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. Thomas Fiala
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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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation. ...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?

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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Am I dying?

Am I dying?

We all are: A 3-word question with no details... well, life is short on Earth, regardless of whether a person lives 3 days, 3000 days, or 30,000 days. It is not length of one's life that matters, but the quality of the life lived. The goal is not to live a long life, but to live a good life. Even if a person makes it all the way to age 82, that's only 30,000 days. ...Read more

Spider Like Fingers (Definition)

Spider-like fingers are long, thin fingers that can be a symptom of Marfan disease, ...Read more