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Thumb hypoplasia, also commonly called hypoplastic thumb, means that your child’s thumb is unusually small or underdeveloped. Thumb aplasia means that your child’s thumb is missing altogether.
In general, there are five types of thumb hypoplasia or aplasia:
If your child has mild thumb hypoplasia, she may undergo a course of occupational therapy, which will help improve the function of the thumb. The Occupational Therapy Program at Children’s is dedicated to collaborating with you and your child’s doctor to provide the best possible care for your child.
Treatment programs are based on thorough evaluations and are always individualized to meet the needs of your child.
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