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Baby with a thumb that won't bend.

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  • Started 4 years ago by questionaire lady
  • Latest reply from blueberry

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  1. questionaire lady
    Member

    Hi, I have a friend who has a 7 month old baby who's thumb is stiff, doesn't seem to be usable & won't bend. Do you know what might cause this? Is this something to be worried about? ie. Is it related to other conditions?? I can't find any information about it!!! Please help.

    The baby is extremely quiet, smiles all the time to the point where it seems like he doesn't stop smiling, doesn't seem to be attentive to sounds around him and can't crawl.

    We are worried and thought someone must know something about what it could be??

    Posted 4 years ago #
  2. harleyb
    Moderator

    There are a number of possible causes. Best to have a visit with a pediatric hand surgeon.

    Hope this helps.

    Posted 4 years ago #
  3. blueberry
    Member

    My daughter has a finger that won't bend. The hand surgeon will know what's going on. It won't affect his happiness :)

    Posted 4 years ago #

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