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Doctor insights on: Remedies For Polydactyly

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Is polydactyly rare?

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 ...Read more

Dr. Charles Kissel
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Polydactyly (Definition)

Polydactyly = congenital anomaly with ...Read more


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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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 ...Read more

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Best cold remedy?

Best cold remedy?

Tincture of time!: Millions have colds yearly. It is due to rhinoviruses and others. There is no cure. Rest, humidification, fluids, proper nutrution (chicken soup), fever control, vitamn c, perhaps an antihistamine to dry one up or perhaps a decongestant to open one up may be used. But usually observation, fluids and rest are all that is needed. Cover the coughs, nose and wash the hands. Stay at home! ...Read more

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C.O.P.D? Homeo remedy

C.O.P.D? Homeo remedy

COPD: Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a complicated yet treatable illness in both allopathy and homeopathy. However, hundreds of homeopathic medicines might be helpful to a person with copd. This means individualized treatment with an trained homeopath is needed, so that your unique totality of symptoms can be considered in the prescription. Follow-up would be long-term, not magic. ...Read more

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Remedy for pscoliosis?

Scoliosis: Is curvature of the spine. Mild to moderate cases are followed with symptomatic treatment. Severe cases may require surgery. ...Read more

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Remedy to an daily headce?

Remedy to an daily headce?

Find the cause: It's unusual to have daily headaches. The treatment depends on the cause of the headache. Much more medical history, lab work and possible imaging studies are needed to figure this out. See your doctor to discuss evaluation. Something is going on and you need to find what that is. ...Read more