Monday, August 07, 2006


Polydactyly, or polydactylism, also known as hyperdactyly, is the anatomical variant consisting of more than the usual number of digits on the hands and/or feet. It is a congenital abnormality, usually genetically inherited.
If recommended, the surgery is usually done while the child is about 1 year of age. Historically, polydactyly has in some areas been considered an indication of witchcraft.


Sidney said...

Strange, but maybe not so uncommon. I know another blogger with polydactyly.

zbjernak said...

but very well formed
very natural

some who has this polydactyly...
or extra fingers or toes...
they are more like a lump of meat...

so are those toes functional?
can u move it?
how do u buy shoes?

and i think this run in the gene

Patrick Leong said...

i think it is a genetic defect but not quite relates to disease