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Toddler Sees Fingers For First Time (Video)

Doctors use "distraction lengthening" procedure to build new fingers

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Ten fingers. Ten toes. It’s what every parent expects to see when a child is born. But Andrew Bowers arrived missing fingers, thumb and palm bone on his left hand and was unable to use it.

After a number of false starts, the Bowers family found hope in a procedure called “distraction lengthening” — performed by Cleveland Clinic orthopaedic surgeon William Seitz, MD — that will literally grow new fingers.

Watch as Andrew sees his new fingers for the first time.

Watch the video

Tags: bones, distraction lengthening, fingers
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