Also known as: Oligodactyly, thumb hypoplasia/aplasia
What is Oligodactyly?
Oligodactyly is the presence of fewer than five fingers or toes on the hand or foot. One of the more common types of oligodactyly is known as thumb hypoplasia/aplasia, in which the thumb is either smaller than it should be or is completely absence.
What Causes Oligodactyly?
Oligodactyly may have a genetic link.
Treatment of Oligodactyly
Treatment depends on the scope of the condition. Sometimes an operative procedure is called for. The Hand and Extremity Program team can support the family in determining the best treatment options.
Reviewed by: Saoussen Salhi, MD
This page was last updated on: 4/23/2018 9:12:53 AM
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Dr. Chad Perlyn is a pediatric plastic surgeon with the Division of Plastic Surgery at Nicklaus Children's Hospital. For more information, please visit nicklauschildrens.org/Craniofacial