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What's the chance of a child having a clubbed thumb if a sibling has it?

What's the chance of a child having a clubbed thumb if a sibling has it?

Fair: A duplicated thumb is either a dominant inheritance or 50% chance or a spontaneous occurrence and almost no chance for a sib getting. A club thumb is similar. ...Read more

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I have a clubbed thumb d but rather my family grandma grandpa has it how many chances can my child have it then?

I have a clubbed thumb d but rather my family grandma grandpa has it how many chances can my child have it then?

Common trait: These digit anomalies are commonly passed as a dominant trait. This means you only need one gene dose to pass it or have it rather than a whole gene pair. Every kid would have a 50% chance of getting your thumb gene. This gene can sometimes decide not to express itself, a condition called variable penetrance. That means it could skip one or more generations & show up again. ...Read more

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I have a clubbed thumb, I would feel bad if I pass this syndrome on to my children. Would it be possible to filter out the defect?

I have a clubbed thumb, I would feel bad if I pass this syndrome on to my children. Would it be possible to filter out the defect?

Not possible: It is my understanding that clubbed thumb is caused by a recessive gene that may have been passed down hidden for generations until matched by the genes of the other parent, to now manifest. It is not possible at this time to alter the genes in one's eggs or sperm and this gene will be passed on but has less than 25% chance of showing in your children, even if their other parent is a carrier. ...Read more

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What's the chance of having a clubbed thumb as a birth defect?

What's the chance of having a clubbed thumb as a birth defect?

Fair: A duplicated thumb is either a dominant inheritance or 50% chance or a spontaneous occurrence and almost no chance for a sib getting. A club thumb is similar. ...Read more

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What is gamers thumb?

What is gamers thumb?

R S I: Gamer’s thumb" refers to a repetitive stress injury (rsi) that causes swelling at the base of the thumb due to overuse of video games. Rsi is an umbrella term for a collection of disorders most commonly affecting the hands, wrists, forearms, and shoulders, notes miles. She adds that symptoms can range from fatigue and loss of strength to minor or acute aches and pains, burning, and tingling. ...Read more

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What is skier's thumb?

What is skier's thumb?

Ligament tear thumb: Skier's thumb or gamekeepers thumb are common terms for a tear in the thumb mp joint ulnar collateral ligament. The mechanism of injury is a radially-oriented force on the thumb, which can occur when gripping and planting a ski pole. (or, back in the day, ringing a rabbits neck.) best to see an orthopaedist or hand specialist for treatment options. ...Read more

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What to do with my thumb?

What to do with my thumb?

Re-ask: I am sorry but there isn't enough info about your thumb to provide a satisfactory answer. Please re-ask question with pertinent details. ...Read more

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How do I stop sucking my thumb?

Why do it?: The real question is, "what does thumb sucking accomplish?" for small children, it's easy. It eases boredom, provides relaxation and some mild stress relief. For adults, it can do a lot of the same things, but most adults have learned other coping skills, or learned to deal with life's stresses. Thumb sucking obviously serves a purpose, and a therapist can help find them and form new coping skills. ...Read more

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Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Hi have pain in my right thumb?

Pain thumb: need to be more specific. could be injury, infection, arthritis. clinical correlation is important . Review with doctor. ...Read more

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How to tell if thumb is broken?

This requires X-Ray: Of the thumb and surrounding area.

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