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Doctor insights on: Extra Fingers

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Why is it considered a disability if you have more finger than normal? You could probably do loads more with these extra fingers and toes, right?

Why is it considered a disability if you have more finger than normal? You could probably do loads more with these extra fingers and toes, right?

Disability: Extra fingers and toes, besides cosmetic disparity, are not as practical as it sounds. An extra finger or toe can have the same tendons, muscles, bones, nerves as regular fingers, but more commonly, they are less functional because they lack the same anatomy as "normal" fingers and toes. In my experience, most extra toes can have the same skin appearance but lack function and "normal" ability. ...Read more

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Could hexadactyly (extra fingers/toes) be a sign of other problems?

Could hexadactyly (extra fingers/toes) be a sign of other problems?

Hexadactyly: Polydactyly (hexadactyly) is a pretty common birth defect which is often a harmless and isolated finding. Sometimes it can be associated with other disorders such as greig syndrome or pallister -hall syndrome. ...Read more

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Can hexadactyly (extra fingers/toes) be a sign of other problems? Can any docs explain?

Can hexadactyly (extra fingers/toes) be a sign of other problems? Can any docs explain?

Sometimes: Usually this is an isolated finding related to abnormal differentiation of the germinal tissue responsible for production of the fingers in the fetus. However it can be associated with other genetic abnormalities and syndromes and should be explored further by a hand surgeon or pediatrician ...Read more

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Need docs answers! what genetic related disorder results in extra fingers and toes?

Need docs answers! what genetic related disorder results in extra fingers and toes?

Extra digits.: Polydactyly (hexadactyly) is a pretty common birth defect which is often a harmless and isolated finding. Sometimes it can be associated with other disorders such as greig syndrome or pallister -hall syndrome. ...Read more

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Why did everyone in delivery room go quiet when my baby was born? I think she is beautiful even if extra toes, fingers.

Why did everyone in delivery room go quiet when my baby was born? I think she is beautiful even if extra toes, fingers.

Extra digits: Extra digits occur and if they are such that they may cause biomechanical issues, they can be removed. An evaluation of what bones are duplicated must be done in order to remove the accessory or supranumerary. Children recover well from this. All children, even those with extra digits are beautiful! ...Read more

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Hit rt side of my head 2 days ago with a heavy object. Next day the lt side of my neck hurt. Now lt side of neck-back-fingers extra pain. What is this?

Hit rt side of my head 2 days ago with a heavy object. Next day the lt side of my neck hurt. Now lt side of neck-back-fingers extra pain. What is this?

Neck pain: 1st I am a psychiatrist. Depending on the force and mass of the object you could have herniated a disc on opposite side of the trauma. See a doctor and try to get a mri. ...Read more