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Old 07-23-2010, 05:21 PM
tangfan tangfan is offline
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Default Can you fix it?

I'm 64 and was born with a defect in both hands. The middle and 'pinkie' fingers appear to be shorter than normal. (Actually I prefer to think they are normal and everyone else's are odd!) On viewing an x-ray you can see that the metacarpal bones are short by about 1/2". This is really noticeable when I clench a fist.

I've put up with the stares and questions and trying to hide my hands all my life, but after seeing what is possible these days, I'd love to have even just one hand that looked like everyone else's (even though they are odd :-) )

I guess it would mean somehow stretching these bones and tendons, and I'm quite prepared to put up with the physiotherapy and pain etc.

Also worth note that my hands work fine, my grip could be better, but I have no pains etc.

Am I just being vain and should be grateful, after all, there are much worse things to have wrong?
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