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Dr. Syngil Yang
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Hand Deformities (Definition)

Hand deformities are clinical findings in which a person has hands that are of an abnormal shape. Deformities can be present at ...Read more


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How can I treat a congenital hand deformity?

How can I treat a congenital hand deformity?

It depends on: exactly what the deformity is. I would recommend that you see a hand surgeon (specialist) who can examine you and then let you know what your options are. ...Read more

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Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

Is there any way to stop the hand deformities that come along with erosive inflammatory osteoarthritis?

NSAIDs: Maybe helpful. Also consider supplements like glucosamine/chondroitin. You may need to get braces or splints in joints that may have significant arthritis to avoid deformities. Lastly if not improving consider how platelet therapy or stem cells can be helpful for you. Check out Regenexx.Com ...Read more

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Can you tell me if it's ever too late to undergo surgery to fix a congenital hand defect?

Can you tell me if it's ever too late to undergo surgery to fix a congenital hand defect?

Probably ok: Most likely, reconstructive surgery can be performed at any age. Speak to a plastic surgeon who specializes in hands for a more complete answer. ...Read more

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What is the scientific name for congenital cleft foot and hand?

What is the scientific name for congenital cleft foot and hand?

Ectrodactyly: refers to a split hand, from the Greek roots for 'aborted' and 'finger', but is also used to describe a cleft foot. ...Read more

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I have congenital heart failure and my body is very warm to the touch and my hands are a little shaky should I go to the e.R?

I have congenital heart failure and my body is very warm to the touch and my hands are a little shaky should I go to the e.R?

CHF: I presume you mean congestive heart failure. Frequently warm hands aren't a problem but if you are short of breath and shaky, then you should get seen as soon as possible. ...Read more

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My hands feet and leg muscles lock it has happened for as long as I can remember its worse in colder weather . I also have congenital ptosis and wore brases on my legs to help me walk I also had therapy I have been getting worse as I gotten older I will b

My hands feet and leg muscles lock it has happened for as long as I can remember its worse in colder weather . I also have congenital ptosis and wore brases on my legs to help me walk I also had therapy I have been getting worse as I gotten older I will b

Get a physical: Sounds like your muscles have too much tone. This spasticity or cramping could be part of the same condition you had when you were a child. But you also may have an electrolyte abnormality or vitamin deficiency that can be easily corrected with nutritional supplements. Your thyroid hormone level could also be a cause. Some bloodwork should sort that out. Good luck! ...Read more

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What are the most common congenital deformities?

What are the most common congenital deformities?

See below:: 5 common types account for a quarter of the world's cases: >3 million children die of genetic birth defects by age 5, and almost as many may be permanently affected by their birth defectheart defects: neural tube defects (including spina bifida): blood disorders (such as sickle cell disease and thalassemia): down's syndrome and g6pd deficiency. >3 million children die of genetic defects by 5yrs. ...Read more

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Are most babies with congenital deformities aborted?

Are most babies with congenital deformities aborted?

Actually...: ...Most severely malformed babies are miscarried rather than aborted on purpose. They usually die in utero before maturity. As for elective abortion, it is a deeply personal, difficult decision. I would hesitate to say that "most" babies found to be deformed on prenatal tests are aborted, but it is certainly an option many consider. ...Read more

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What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

What is a congenital deformity or malformation?

Abnormal birth: Any abnormality in the baby is considered a malformation. It can be as simple as an extra digit or as severe as multiple malformation syndromes that can be lethal to the newborn. ...Read more

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