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Special consultation - limb malformation
Innate malformations of the skeleton appear relatively frequent, particularly in the limbs. The occurring defects are extremely variable, and appear isolated or combined with other changes.
For a perfect development and growth of the skeleton a large amount in genes is required, so that the genetic causes for malformations are varied and their appearance cannot be explained yet completely by their molecular interference.
On this account the limb malformation are classified by clinical aspects, which often overlap with molecular defects.
Limb malformations can be classified according to:
- Polydactyly(multiplication of digits)
- Reductionabnormality(loss of digits)
- Brachydaktyly(shortening of digits)
- Syndaktyly(fusion of digits)
To make an appointment for genetic counseling
Monday - Friday 09:00 - 16:00
+49 30 450 569 132
Location: Charité Campus Virchow-Klinikum, Augustenburger Platz 1, 13353 Berlin
Local address: Südring 11 (take entrance B at the back front of the building)