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Why do some people have 6 toes?

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Dr. Robert Coats II
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Polydactyly

Extra fingers and toes are a fairly common occurrence, especially among african americans.
We genes that control how we are made in the womb. Some people have genes for extra digits. Sometimes they form small or abnormal extra digits, which we have to remove. Other times the extra digits look and function normally and require no treatment at all.

In brief: Polydactyly

Extra fingers and toes are a fairly common occurrence, especially among african americans.
We genes that control how we are made in the womb. Some people have genes for extra digits. Sometimes they form small or abnormal extra digits, which we have to remove. Other times the extra digits look and function normally and require no treatment at all.
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Dr. Douglas Fronzaglia
Internal Medicine - Geriatrics
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In brief: Genetics

The number of toes and fingers is a matter of genetics.

In brief: Genetics

The number of toes and fingers is a matter of genetics.
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