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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 has an abnormal appearance 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.

Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Chad Perlyn, plastic surgeon and co-director of the operating room, explains why the surgical procedures and environment at Miami Children's Hospital are so special.
For more information about the division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, or to schedule an appointment, please call 305-278-5951.

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