Polydactyly is a congenital defect in which a baby is born with extra digits on the hands. A baby may have an additional bump on the side of the hand, a finger that separates at the top to form two fingertips, an additional finger that hangs from the hand or other variations other than the typical four fingers and a thumb.
Most of the time, the extra digit will be smaller and will fall to the side. Polydactyly develops during early fetal development when the hand is forming.
Treatment for polydactyly includes surgery in order to remove the extra digit and therapy to use the hand properly.
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1464 days ago.
hi guys i have 3 kids 9 yr,8yr,6yr last two have extera fingers on both hands & feet 1st one is normal ,all kids have weak eyeside too some times i feel pity on myslf why my kids are like this. now me 7 week pragnent and wworry about the new one pray for me.
1706 days ago.
My son was born with an extra thumb. The second thumb has bones and tendons also and he will need surgery to correct it (right now neither thumb is functional on it's own so they have to combine the two to make one). Has any ones child had this surgery? I'm really nervous about it.
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