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Polydactyly is a : Common condition. The most common of these is a post axial polydactyly, meaning an extra small finger. Most are removed at a very young age. The finger itself is not harmful but cosmesis may be a concern and function of the two ringers may be less than if one were there. Polydactyly is associated with many genetic syndromes but they are not caused by the extra finger. ...Read more
It depends: Is it 6 fingers altogether, like 3 on each hand? Or is it 6 fingers on one hand and the usual 5 on the other? If it's 6 fingers altogether, that would make it difficult for the surgeon to use the usual surgical instruments. If he/she has 6 fingers on one hand, that's probably not so bad. ...Read more
Not sure: Of your question. It can be hereditary. ...Read more
See the results: A plastic surgeon with 6 fingers. . .Surgical gloves must really be a problem! skill is not related to the number of fingers; it's how you use the ones you have. I know of no 6-fingered concert pianists, so having "extra" fingers is not an advantage! the same goes for surgery. Look for abps certification, experience in the procedure you seek, and have an in-person consultation. Check result photos. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Hi my baby now six month he has six fingers on the left hand is it true to remve it now ? And how ? Please helpe me am worry
see orthopedist: He'll tell you proper time for removal extra digit. ...Read more
I've had right side chest pain (mostly on the surface, ~4-6 fingers below clavicle, ~4 fingers from armpit) for ~few weeks. I'm concerned it's serious?
I have a six finger on my left hand, will be having surgery tomorrow it is infective taking pain med and antobo. Will this infection cause prob?
It could: Contact surgical team. Surgeons tend to postpone non emergent surgeries until an infection or wound has healed. ...Read more
Our baby is 10 months old.She is born with a cleft in her left leg .She has 3 fingers for one foot and for the other foot she has 6 fingers ( with?
Consult: I would need more information, but a geneticist would be the person to see. ...Read more