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Dr. Charles Kissel
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Polydactyly (Definition)

Polydactyly is a condition in which a person has more than five fingers per hand or five toes per foot. Polydactyly is congenital (a birth defect) and is sometimes hereditary (passed down ...Read more


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Is motor and sensory function reduced during polydactyly?

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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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

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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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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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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 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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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