Syndactyly Surgery and Treatment Options – New Jersey
Syndactyly, commonly referred to as “webbed fingers,” is a condition where the fingers fail to separate into individual appendages during fetal development, and is among the most common congenital malformation of the limbs.
Syndactyly has many forms. In some cases, only skin connects two fully-formed fingers. In other cases, there may be incomplete growth of each finger, with fusion of bones or cartilage between fingers. Although most commonly a finding on its own, syndactyly may be part of a syndrome, with problems in other parts of the body. Examples of these syndromes include Poland, Apert, and Holt-Oram syndromes.
Treatment for syndactyly often involves surgery. There are several considerations in surgery, including finger growth, and reconstructing missing parts, such as skin, nerves, and arteries. Dr. Ugras often addresses the many concerns for appearance and function from parents during an office visit for this problem.
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