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Dr. Charles Kissel
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Polydactyly (Overview)

Polydactyly = congenital anomaly with presence of excess digits.


Dr. Charles Kissel
44 Doctors shared insights

Polydactyly (Overview)

Polydactyly = congenital anomaly with presence of excess digits.


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Is polydactyly caused by inbreeding?

No: Polydactyly is the resultant from a developmental malforamtion that occurred in utero and is not related to inbreeding. This can cause other chromosomal issues but this is not one of them.

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How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

How do I get rid of hyper pigmintattion?

Hydroquinone: Hyperpigmentation if often caused be inflammation du to injury or infection and the action of the sun. Hydroquinone, and sunscreens can revers the process and improve the hyperpigmentation.

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Is polydactyly rare?

Incidence is:::: "all types of polydactyly to be 2.3 per 1000 in white males, 0.6 per 1000 in white females, 13.5 per 1000 in black males, and 11.1 per 1000 in black females. The Swedish data alone showed polydactyly of all types to have an incidence of 1.0 per 1000, equally distributed between males and females." See: http://emedicine. Medscape. Com/article/1113584-overview#a0199

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What is polydactyly?

It means one has too: Fingers or toes, ie more than 5 in one or more hand or the foot.

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Please help! What is the disease polydactyly?

Please help! What is the disease polydactyly?

Not disease but a...: Condition 1 is born with. Poly=many, dactyl= fingers or toes. Not a congenital defect but it does run in families. Usually treated in early life by a hand surgeon or a pediatric surgeon experienced in the field.

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Is motor and sensory function reduced during polydactyly?

No: Polydactyly simply refers to extra digits. The digits may be complete or partial. The nerve and vessel distribution in the extra digit depends upon its completeness and lack of syndactyly.

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Is polydactyly caused by inbreeding?

No: Polydactyly is the resultant from a developmental malforamtion that occurred in utero and is not related to inbreeding. This can cause other chromosomal issues but this is not one of them.

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Which chromosome is polydactyly found in?

Many: OMIM lists 372 genetic loci causing polydactyly. Many are parts of other multiple malformation syndromes and quite a few just affect the fingers or toe, he latter being mapped to chromosomes 4, 7, and 13. Nigerians have a high rate of postaxial polydactyly, usually peduncilated postminimi--over 20%, and blacks have about 10 times the rate of Caucasians. The Japanese have a form of preaxial polydactyly, usually a double terminal phalanx of the thumb, which they regarde as good luck.

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Is polydactyly in humans caused by inbreeding?

No: Polydactyly can be inherited but not because of inbreeding. Ulnar (lille finger side) polydactyly is very common in african americans. Thumb polydactyl is mare common in causasians.

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Any polydactyly/syndactyly sites?

Any polydactyly/syndactyly sites?

Limb differences: One site that deals with congenital hand differences is limbdifferences. Org.

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Any good polydactyly/syndactyly sites?

Any good polydactyly/syndactyly sites?

Hand Society: The american society for surgery of the hand has a great patient education website. Go to www. Assh. Org and click on the info for public and patients icon/block.

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Can you tell me if there is any good polydactyly/syndactyly sites?

ASSH: American society for surgery of the hand has excellent internet sites and information. For a specific physician recommend dr joseph upton in boston and brookline mass.

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My baby has g6pd and is polydactyly at the same time. With conjoined thumb on left hand. Both hands have 6 fingers. How can I deal with it?

My baby has g6pd and is polydactyly at the same time. With conjoined thumb on left hand. Both hands have 6 fingers. How can I deal with it?

U need 2 C a hand-: -surgeon, 1 who is fellowship trained in hand. It takes imaging 2 eval the bone structure as it can B used 2 help stage the procedures needed. Many times an extra digit may not have any supporting bone structure. That helps as 2 which digit needs 2 B excised. By conjoined thumb if U mean attached 2 index, it can easily B fixed also