By Alexandra Thompson Senior Health Reporter For Mailonline
Published: 13:06 BST, 3 May 2019 | Updated: 13:06 BST, 3 May 2019
A man with 28 fingers and toes holds the world record for having the most digits.
Devendra Suthar was born with polydactyly, which occurs when too many fingers and toes are formed in the womb during the sixth or seventh week of pregnancy.
The 46-year-old appears in the Guinness Book of Records for having seven fingers and toes on each of his extremities.
Known as 'maximum fingers man' in his hometown of Himmatnagar in Gujarat, western India, Mr Suthar refuses to let his condition get him down.
But the married father-of-two admits he worries about cutting his fingers off while working as a carpenter and struggles to find shoes that fit.
Devendra Suthar (pictured) holds the world record for the most fingers and toes with 28
Working as a carpenter in India (pictured), he has to be careful not to slice his extra fingers off
Mr Suthar's feet are pictured right and his son's, who does not have the condition, are left
Polydactyly affects around one in every 700-to-1,000 births worldwide, statistics show. It is usually picked up during an ultrasound scan.
Patients in developed countries typically have the extra digits surgically removed by the time they turn two years old, according to Boston Children's Hospital.
The most extreme case of polydactyly affected the patient Akshat Saxen, who was born with seven fingers on each hand and ten toes per foot in India in March 2010, according to the Guinness World Records.
However, Akshat had an operation to remove their extra digits. Mr Suthar therefore holds the record for 'living with' the most extreme case of recorded polydactyly.
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