I Have Hypoplastic Thumbs

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    I Was Born With Hypoplastic Thumbs

    I was born with hypoplastic thumbs. That means, my thumbs are not fully developed. Since I had to start this group, I assume that it is a rare condition. I have met just one more person with this condition, and she was a very good friend when we were kids. I hope...
    keteki keteki
    31-35, F
    9 Responses Mar 21, 2009

    I Have Hypopolastic Thumbs.

    I also have hypoplastic thumbs. I have never met another person with this condition. My left thumb is severly deformed, It is turned completely backwards. It is missing key nerves, muscles and tendons. I recently went to the doctor and was told there was nothing else they could...
    poptart9669 poptart9669
    13-15, F
    2 Responses Mar 18, 2010

    Hypoplastic Thumbs.

    Growing up I always wondered whether their was others out there who were just like me, and I finally stumbled upon this site. I was born with 'floating thumbs' on both hands and was operated on at an early age. I had the pollicization surgery done of both hands, which is when the...
    rivercow rivercow
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Apr 2, 2011

    Looking For Multiple Cases in Families

    My son has Type II Thumb Hypoplasia in his right hand. The thumb is smaller, the joint doesn't bend, the web space is tight, and the muscle under his right thumb is missing. According to Wikipedia, 86% of children with a hypoplastic thumb have it associated with another medical...
    dpMummy dpMummy
    31-35, F
    2 Responses Sep 5, 2013

    Hypoplastic Thumbs

    I was born with hypoplastic thumbs, but had surgery where they replaced my thumbs with my index fingers. I have never met anyone else with any sort of hand deformity. Often times people don't even notice that I only have 4 fingers on each hand. When i was young, I hated my hands...
    JBirdd JBirdd
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Nov 27, 2012

    Daughter With Hypoplastic Thumb

    Thanks for your posts, I have a daughter who was born with a hypoplastic thumb on her left hand. It is helpful to read the posts of others with a similar diagnosis, particularly adults, as we are trying to decide on having the surgery or not. It seems to be that whatever...
    Carlene14 Carlene14
    3 Responses Mar 21, 2013

    My Son Has Thumb Hyploplasia

    My son is 18 months old and has missing thumb on his right hand and a loose thumb on his left hand. We are in the process on making decisions regarding pollicization surgery. I would like to learn more about the effects and and whether there are any follow ups needed after the...
    tsanzo81 tsanzo81
    2 Responses Oct 20, 2013

    Hypoplastic Thumbs, Here!

    I am 38 w hypoplastic thumbs. Both are fairly underdeveloped and do not bend. They're actually quite pretty...no wrinkles! It does often hurt when writing after long periods of time. I tend to feel rather arthritic at the base of the thumb, and very tight around the tendons...
    Lilshiznit Lilshiznit
    41-45, F
    1 Response Apr 2, 2013

    I Have Them Too!

    I was also born with hypoplastic thumbs on both hands. Niether thumb was useful so I had surgery which removed the thumbs and replaced them with my first fingers. I never really knew much about the condition aside from what my parents told me, which was that I was born with...
    Truffles1989 Truffles1989
    5 Responses Aug 6, 2009

    Hypolplastic Thumbs

    i also have hypoplastic thumbs, but i have a syndrome that is called Klippel-Feil, it has a bunch of different symptoms, but the main one is short neck, cervical vertabrae that are fused by them selves. also many other symptoms. i was born with no bones in either thumbs. at...
    diercksruth diercksruth
    2 Responses Nov 9, 2010

    I Have A Hypoplastic Thumb

    Im only 14 and I was born with my left thumb resting on the palm of my hand they didnt notice at first and did nothing about it. As I got older my mom realised I didnt use my thumb and it never moved from that position. She took me too my local hospital and they didnt know what...
    RosieJoy RosieJoy
    18-21, F
    1 Response May 5, 2013
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