Connect with us

Hi, what are you looking for?

World Update

Girl, 4, born with 14 fingers and 13 toes has life-changing surgery to remove digits

Girl, 4, born with 14 fingers and 13 toes has life-changing surgery to remove digits


A girl born with 14 fingers and 13 toes has undergone life-changing surgery to correct her birth defect.

Ting Ting, four, from Guangdong in southeast China, suffered from congenital anomalies at birth and as she grew older, she struggled to achieve daily life tasks.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

Her family took her to Guangzhou Heping Orthopaedic Hospital and sought medical advice.

Ting Ting’s parents were told that their daughter appeared to have polydactyly – where a person has more than five fingers per hand and more than five toes per foot.

In videos and pictures taken by the doctors, the young girl shows her hands in front of the camera – with seven fingers on each hand.

See also  Fury after 'black children made to wait for food as white kids eat' at nursery


Four-year-old Ting Ting has 14 fingers and 13 toes since she was born
Four-year-old Ting Ting has 14 fingers and 13 toes since she was born

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.

One doc explained that Ting Ting had two or more fingers fused together, a type of deformity known as syndactyly.

She also had seven toes on her left foot and six on her right, which the doctor hoped to remove the extra digits through surgical procedure.

After a long operation, the experts were able to remove the extra toes and fingers.

Dr Wang Xiaoli, at Division of Plastic Surgery, said the patient’s multiple fingers were visible at the fifth metacarpophalangeal joint of both hands, with short, deformed finger development.

See also  Hero boys, 7, save girl's life after her hair gets trapped at bottom of swimming pool


Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.
Doctor found extra digits on both of Ting Ting's feet
Doctor found extra digits on both of Ting Ting’s feet

The fingers can now move in abnormal flexion and extension, he added.

The deformed toes were visible next to the fifth toe on both feet, and the 6th toe on the left foot was deformed, with significantly shorter development than normal toe.

But unlike the fingers, the extra digits were unable to move in active flexion and extension.

Dr Wang said: “A thorough consideration was made based on the shape and position structure of Ting Ting’s multiple fingers as well as the X-ray examination.



Doctors managed to remove the extra digits for Ting Ting after a long surgery
Doctors managed to remove the extra digits for Ting Ting after a long surgery

“As she was still young, it’s not advised to give her too much anaesthesia, so the surgery was staged to solve the problem of multiple fingers on both hands first and then multiple toes on both feet.”

The expert concluded that Ting Ting underwent a general anaesthetic for the excision and osteotomy correction of the multiple fingers on both hands and the operation went very smoothly.

Advertisement. Scroll to continue reading.





Source link

Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You May Also Like

Viral

A Nigerian man living in Brazil is currently fighting for his life after he was stabbed by his wife. Emeka ... Read more

Entertainment News

Following reports that senator, Dino Melaye and actress, Iyabo Ojo will be getting married soon, the actress has in a ... Read more

Entertainment News

After denying that he got his wealthy with the aid of Prohet Chukwuemeka Ohanaemere also known as Odumeje aka Indaboski, ... Read more

Entertainment News

Popular Nigerian Cross dresser, Bobrisky won’t cease to seek attention of his fans with his controversial posts these days. Bobrisky ... Read more

Copyright © 2021 SleekGist