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Is clinodactyly fatal?

Is clinodactyly fatal?

Let me help: Clinodactyly is a medical term describing a bend or curvature of the fifth fingers (the "little fingers") toward the adjacent fourth fingers. If that what you mean the answer is no. ...Read more

Dr. Mark Ingerman
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Clinodactyly (Definition)

Fifth finger clinodactyly is a clinical finding in which the fifth finger (or little finger) is curved toward the fourth finger (or ring finger). This can occur normally or ...Read more


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I've got clinodactyly, or bent pinkies, could this be a symptom of a genetic problem?

I've got clinodactyly, or bent pinkies, could this be a symptom of a genetic problem?

CLYNODACTYLY: If you have not been diagnosed with any genetic syndrome than you do not have to worry.Clinodactyly occurs as an isolated condition in many people without any genetic condition.The genetic condition it is associated with are russel silver syndrome, feingold syndrome, and downs syndrome. ...Read more

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What is clinodactyly and dupuytrens ?

What is clinodactyly and dupuytrens ?

Clinodactyly: Clinodactyly is an adducto varus deformity when it happens in a toe due to a growth plate abnormality and the same when it happens in the hand . It differs from dupuytrens as the latter is caused by plamar fibromatosis of the hand . Dupuytrens can cause the same positional deformity of the digit , but the 2 conditions are not the same ...Read more

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Could clinodactyly be a symptom of asd?

Could clinodactyly be a symptom of asd?

Not caused by ASD: Clinodactyly is a common congenital condition that generally requires no treatment. There can be an association of cliniodactyly with down's syndrome, in which atrial septal defects are more common than in the general population. Cliniodactyly occurs to varying degrees in up to 10% of the population and can be inherited. ...Read more

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Is clinodactyly (bent pinkies) a symptom of asd?

Is clinodactyly (bent pinkies) a symptom of asd?

Clinodactyly: No it is not a part of aortic stenosis as a condition.It has been described in a rare syndrome called williams syndrome who have supravalvular aortic stenosis, mental retardation and clinodactyly aortic stenosis is not in anyway related to clynodactyly. ...Read more

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Doctors, do you think I can die from clinodactyly?

Doctors, do you think I can die from clinodactyly?

No: Clinodactaly is a benign condition of the finger(s) in which there is joint deviation (angulation). It is not life threatening and does not need specific treatment in many instances. ...Read more

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What to do if I have a clinodactyly disease can I still play the guitar?

What to do if I have a clinodactyly disease can I still play the guitar?

Clinodactyly: Clinodactyly is the deviation of a finger - usually the pinky pointing to the ring finger. Therapy is generally unsuccessful as treatment, and surgery is usually required if there are functional problems. As far as guitar playing, it is unlikely to be harmful. However, the ability to play depends on the severity of the condition. ...Read more

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Is it possible for you to die because of clinodactyly the curved fifth finger?

No, not directly...: Because this is a relatively common congenital problem and is usually only a cosmetic problem. It can be associated with other syndromes, however, which may include more serious features than clinodactyly. ...Read more

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Can you tell me in humans, clinodactyly (bent little finger) is inherited would be affected with and show clinodactyly?

Clinodactyly: means cooked finger in greek, (dactylos:finger) it runs in families but is not purely genetic, may vary in generations andean be associated with genetic syndromes (illness that r uncommon but that a pediatrician would pick up on) Typically the little figer distal joint is bent in a bit but no problem results no treatment is needed. It just a minor cosmetic variance ...Read more