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Why does brachydactyly occur sometimes?

Why does brachydactyly occur sometimes?

Brachy = short: Brachy is the word root for short, dactyly is the word root for digits. The term brachydactyly refers to conditions where the individual parts of the fingers or toes is shortened relative to standard. It can be genetically determined or occur in conditions such as down syndrome. ...Read more

Short Fingers And Toes (Definition)

Shortened fingers or toes is also known as brachy dactyly. The shortness can be due to either abnormally short phalanges in either the fingers or toes or shortening of either the metacarpals or metatarsals. There are several different types of brachy dactyly depending on which digits and which bones in ...Read more


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Questions about the word brachy in "brachydactyly"?

Questions about the word brachy in "brachydactyly"?

Brachy = short: Brachy is the word root for short, dactyly is the word root for digits. The term brachydactyly refers to conditions where the individual parts of the fingers or toes is shortened relative to standard. It can be genetically determined or occur in conditions such as down syndrome. ...Read more

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Is there anything that can spur individual bone growth to mitigate brachydactyly type e?

Is there anything that can spur individual bone growth to mitigate brachydactyly type e?

Yes: The best resource for such a question would be a hand surgeon. I have seen case reports of treatments with various measures, from surgical implants to types of traction; it was the traction that caused actual bone growth. In general, though, it is my understanding that in most cases treatment is not necessary. ...Read more

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What type of brachydactyly affects thumbs and fingers?

What type of brachydactyly affects thumbs and fingers?

Brachydactyly: The following website covers the topic thoroughly: http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc2441618/. ...Read more

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What to do if I'm having abnormally short fingers (brachydactyly) is inherited as a sex-linked recessive trait. A man with brach?

Nothing at 50: At your age there are no surgical interventions that would be successful in reconstruction. I would advise a genetic counseling appointment, as there are many forms of brachydactyly with different degrees of genetic penetration and associated abnormalities, to better understand your situation and the potential for its impact on your relatives. ...Read more

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Symptomes: abdominal obesity, baldness, brachydactyly, depression, low energy level, muscle twitching, small penis, small testes. What doctor to see?

Dr. Alan Ali Dr. Ali
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Symptomes: abdominal obesity, baldness, brachydactyly, depression, low energy level, muscle twitching, small penis, small testes. What doctor to see?

Genetic/Endocrine?: First get thorough medical workup by a family physician (internal medicine), then further referrals depending on outcome. ...Read more