Symbrachydactyly has been reported to appear without other combined limb anomalies in 1 in 30,000 births.
The cause of symbrachydactyly is unknown; doctors theorize that it results from a failure of blood flow in the affected arm, causing the fingers, hand, or part of the arm itself to cease development.
In most cases, children born with symbrachydactyly are able to adapt to their physical limitations and experience a fully functional life with no treatment. Possible treatment includes surgery or a routine of regularly stretching the fingers.
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