Two thumbs on one hand
This form of polydactyly typically happens in isolation, meaning a person may not experience any associated symptoms. If it does, this is generally for cosmetic reasons. Here is one such case of a Type IV extra thumb - which means the duplication is at the level of MCP joint with two proximal and distal phalanges as you will see below. A doctor may do this by tying a tight string around the base of the extra finger. We may share your information with third-party partners for marketing purposes. The good news is that function can be outstanding even without motion.
What are the symptoms?
Thumb duplication pre axial polydactyly
Thumb duplication pre axial polydactyly. Kindly suggest the right age to get operated for this congenital Type IV extra thumb. This form of polydactyly typically happens in isolation, meaning a person may not experience any associated symptoms. Contact REACH , the support group for children with all sorts of arm and hand problems, by visiting their website or telephoning Our surgeon ruled out merging the thumbs because it may look great right after surgery but may cause functionality issues later down the line.
Thumb duplication (pre-axial polydactyly) Symptoms & Causes | Boston Children's Hospital
A thumb duplication is more of a split thumb rather than an "extra thumb. Your question is interesting and challenging. Because after all, products must meet the needs of the consumers who will buy them. The doctor should ask the parents whether there was polydactyly at birth, because a person may not know they have it. It is not caused by anything a mother did or did not do while pregnant. Previously, the Fresno boy had two extra thumbs on his left hand removed during an August surgery. Thank you for sharing your post, Dr Goldfarb.