You have often noticed that some people have six fingers on the same hand instead of five, now it has either 5 fingers instead of 4 or two thumbs instead of one.
An example of this is Bollywood actor Hrithik Roshan who has two thumbs in one hand, let’s know some facts about what this condition is called and are there any disadvantages?
What is it called?
According to the website of Children’s Hospital in Boston, USA, this condition is called thumb duplication, pre-axial polydactyly, split thumb and bifid thumb.
This is a common congenital condition, when a baby is born with six fingers on one hand, this condition usually occurs on only one hand, about one in 1,000 babies have two thumbs. .
Which people are more likely to have two thumbs in one hand?
Interestingly, the condition is more common in boys than girls and is more common in children who are American, Asian American, or white.
Why are there two thumbs in one hand?
So far, doctors and experts have not been able to find out the real reason for this, but before birth, the veins of the hand, the veins connecting the muscles and bones are divided into these two thumbs, these two thumbs at a slower speed than a normal person’s thumb. Grows and grows smaller.
Sometimes two thumbs are seen in the baby’s hand during the mother’s ultrasound and if not, then it is detected at birth. It happens when the child turns one to two years old.
It is not necessary to undergo this surgery as it does not cause any harm to the baby and there is no pain due to two thumbs.