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Brachydactyly or short digits is a general term that refers to disproportionately short fingers and toes, which are part of a larger group of limb malfunctions called bone dysostosis. There are various types of brachydactyly, based on which bones are shortened. It is an inherited condition, having the following symptoms:
• Short fingers or toes or both
• Difficulty in gripping objects
• Impaired walking
HOW IS BRACHYDACTYLY DIAGNOSED?
Usually, an Orthopaedic specialist will take a look at the fingers and toes and diagnose the issue with a physical examination. Also, an X Ray and other methods like Radiological Studies can be conducted if the doctor suspects the presence of a related disorder which may require a study of the skeletal system as a whole.
HOW IS BRACHYDACTYLY TREATED?
In majority of the cases no treatment would be required. If the condition is not a part of another syndrome the patient should be healthy and should have no medical concerns related to hands and feet. In severe cases physical therapy can help. In extreme cases surgery may be helpful.
DID YOU KNOW?
Almost all people with brachydactyly live completely normal lives. Some may feel self-conscious about the appearance of their hands or feet, but are otherwise healthy.