Polydactyly refers to extra digits – in the hand, extra fingers or thumbs. Polydactyly is one of the most common variations on the basic growth pattern of the hand. There are many different forms of polydactyly, ranging from

  • a small extra bump on the side of the hand,
  • a finger which widens to end in two fingertips,
  • an extra finger which dangles by a thin cord from the hand,
  • a hand which looks normal except that it has a thumb and five fingers, and
  • an infinite number of other variations.
  • Usually, when a digit has duplicated, each half is somewhat smaller than usual, and it is common for the joints to angle to the sides, often in mirror image zig zag directions.


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