Baby with 34 fingers is admitted in AIIMS for operation
One-year old Akshat ,who has been admitted in All India Institute of Medical Science orthopaedics unit for operation, has 34 fingers, 7 fingers on each hand and 10 fingers on each foot. He is born with rare condition of polydactyly, in which a patient has extra digits. Even though the child has extra digits, he doesn’t have thumb.
“Akshat does not have a thumb, so he requires surgical operations in his hand which includes excision of the extra digits and reconstruction of the thumb. The thumb will be reconstructed using one of the fingers which will look like a normal thumb and the feet also require excision of the extra digits and correction of deformity so that the patient restores normal gait pattern” said Dr PP Kotwal, head of department, Orthopaedics, AIIMS.
Akshat’s parents, Amrita and Manoj Saxena, never took it as a negative symbol for their son. For them, their son brought them luck.