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        • Thumb Hypoplasia Occurring in Patients With Preaxial Polydactyly
          Journal of Hand SurgeryVol. 45Issue 3
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            Thumb polydactyly and thumb hypoplasia are generally regarded as separate clinical entities. However, several case reports indicate that hypoplasia of both the thumb and the radius can occur in patients with thumb polydactyly and improved understanding of the genetics of the developing upper limb may give an embryologic explanation for this occurrence. Our hypothesis was that patients with preaxial polydactyly can have ipsilateral thumb hypoplasia that may not be recognized until after surgical reconstruction of the extra digit.
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