Also known as: Symbrachydactyly
What is Symbrachydactyly?
Symbrachydactly is a hand abnormality present at birth that affects only a single limb.
What Causes Symbrachydactyly?
Symbrachydactyly is not a heredity condition. The cause remains unknown.
What are the symptoms/characteristics of Symbrachydactyly?
Characteristics include short, stiff, webbed or missing fingers. Underlying bones, muscles, tendons and other tissue are also affected. Cases vary in severity. In some instances a thumb and all fingers are present, but are shorter than typical. In more severe cases a thumb is present but fingers and missing. In the most severe cases, there is either a partial thumb or no thumb and no fingers.
What are Symbrachydactyly care options?
Treatment depends on the scope of the anomaly and may be aimed at improving the appearance and function of the hand. Options also include fitting the child with a prosthetic hand or fingers.
Reviewed by: Aaron J Berger, MD
This page was last updated on: 2/5/2018 9:45:19 AM
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