my son is eight days old,he is having his right palm but no fingers.is it possible to regrow his fingers by any means.
regrowth of ungrown fingers(4 posts)
I have heard about doctor who grows fingers in Cleveland Ohio. Google it! We are in need of the same.
The Cleveland Clinic states on it's website "we regrow bone". Reading a bit further they are actually taking bone from the toes and transplanting it to nubbins/fingers. This is possible, my daughter had this surgery in Maryland, but I would hardly classify it as regrowing bone--that actually seems deceptive. If there are no bones in the fingers, they can't magically start growing from nothing. My daughter's nubbins still look like nubbins but it did improve her grasp and palmar surface area and provided stability for her pinky, which did have 2 small bones, but she doesn't have "fingers" in the traditional sense of the word. If you are interested in knowing more about surgical options I recommend seeing several hand surgeons, but please don't think that your child can regrow fingers that would look and/or function like the fingers on their non-affected hand. And don't think that they need surgery to be able to do things like tie shoes, climb rock walls or play musical instruments--they'll be able to do these things just fine the way they were born.
The term regrow bone amy be a little bit of a misnomer.
I looked at the webiste for congenital hand differences at the cleveland clinic and did not find that section.
I did find an AD that they ran some time ago at
This was advertising, perhaps it refers to something else but its not regrowth of fingers in any appreciable clinical application.
However the direct answer to the question of regrowth is it is not possible at this time.
there are surgical means to add bone from toes phalanxes, transfer toes, lengthen digits somewhat but in ease scenario there are specific limitations and only so much can be done. No on e can regrow fingers that look and feel and function like fingers with sensate tips, joints, tendons, specialized skin and everything that make a finger functional.
Make sure you see or understand the intended results for yourself BEFORE you embark on a procedure and that the results you see are applicable to your own childs hands. there is so much variety in congenital limb difference that the results you see may be because of the unique situation for that child and its not applicable to yours.
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