Hand and Digital Proportions

Hand and Digital Proportions

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Note what signs you see.

I (W. Wertelecki, M.D.) see fingers with reduced development of tips including the nails (digital acro-hypoplasia). In comparison to the size of proximal and mid-phalangeal length, the distal phalanges and nails are hypoplastic. It is to be expected that the fingerprints will also reflect this alteration.

In addition the longitudinal axis of the fifth finger is bent (clinodactyly).

DERMATOGLYPHCIS (skin carvings), are only present on the volar (or ridged) skin. Dermatoglyphic markers are  unique, permanent, immutable signs of normal or not development  and degrees of symmetry during  early embryogenesis.