Arachnodactyly 2

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see what you see – a hand and fingers – anything unusual? Measure the distance from the wrist to the root of the 3rd finger and from the root of the 3rd finger to its tip. Which distance is the largest? In “normal” (average) people the distance is nearly the same.

PERSPECTIVES: Unusually long fingers (arachnodactyly) is a sign that may be a signal of one of the most common single gene dominant mutations manifested as a recognizable syndrome (comments continued in the gallery).

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