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Inherited Disorders and Birth Defects

Polydactyly

05/13/2008

Question:

What can eventually be done about polydactyly?

Answer:

It depends on the type and extent of polydactyly. In many cases surgery is done. This is a good question to ask a surgeon as to what the treatment would be.

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Response by:

Anne   Matthews, RN, PhD Anne Matthews, RN, PhD
Associate Professor of Genetics
School of Medicine
Case Western Reserve University