This condition is also referred to as lobster claw hand and is characterised by a malformation of the median clefts in the hands and feet. This is a genetic disorder that shows a split in the hand or the foot due to an autosomal recessive gene or trait. It can also result in the absence of a toe or finger on the affected limb.
HOW IS ECTRODACTYLY DIAGNOSED?
The diagnosis of Ectrodactyly is based on physical features present at birth. X-rays may provide additional information about the skeletal anomalies. Molecular genetic testing by DNA analysis is also done to detect to disorder.
HOW IS ECTRODACTYLY TREATED?
Treatment of Ectrodactyly is directed towards the symptoms. Reconstructive surgery may help people with split hands or feet. For correcting cleft or missing teeth, dental surgery may be performed
DID YOU KNOW?
The Ectrodactyly is a rather rare condition with incidence of 1 in 90000 births. The condition is often always associated with a hearing loss.