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Congenital Hand Deformities
Can you tell me if there are other issues that arise with unborn babies that have congenital hand deformity?
Hand deformity: Is simply stated a difference in appearance from what we classify as "normal" in appearance . ...Read more
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
I have congenital hemangioma on my hand. I want to diagnose whether I have any internal hemangiomas in/on my organs. Which doctor should I visit?
Why bother ?: The process would be difficult,expensive & likely not covered by any insurance. Most internal hemangiomas of any significance are located in sites where enlargement would interfere with a function, like blocking your swallowing.The natural pattern finds them at peak relative size at age 9-10 months with a gradual decline over several years.If they haven't bothered you by now why look? ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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?
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
I´ve been born with a congenital bent index finger that looks like a mallet finger and my nail is small. What is this called and can I fix it?
Is lack of calcium in pregnancy can cause the baby has a bone congenital? I don't drink milk while pregnant & my baby born without a thumb+radial bone.
No: Deletion syndromes such as you are describing on your child are coded genetically, not from not having enough of a nutrient. They can also be caused from certain drugs or toxic environmental exposures. Would talk to geneticist or fetal medicine specialist about risk for future children having same problem. But it was not your lack of calcium intake that did this. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
16y M with Congenital icthyosis. Elbow, wrist, knee, ankle joint pain and stiffness. Greater in the morning. Relieved by walking/movement!
Physical Therapy: Congenital Ichthyosis is a genetic disorder; presents at birth with blisters of skin; progresses to thickened, marked scaling of skin; worse over flexural creases of joints & more. Treatment is mainly supportive. Tight skin limits joint range of motion. Increasing your physical activity can help which is why you get relief with movement. See doctor to begin physical therapy; Yoga helps too. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
Likely: Cant tell from your question what the deformity is. There are many things that can be corrected with hand surgery. Fractures, trigger finger, carpel tunnel, polydactyly (extra digit), syndactyly (webbing between digits) etc can all be successfully treated with surgery to the hand and feet. If you would post additional info about the deformity I am confident you can get a answer to your problem. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Depends . . .: I can't answer your question w/o knowing what caused the deformity in your left hand. You need to go see your doctor for a diagnosis. I suspect that you have not even done so or else you would have received some treatment options to consider in which case you would be asking which is best to prevent same thing from happening to your right hand. So please go see your doctor & find out what you have. ...Read more