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Doctor insights on: Causes Of Webbed Fingers

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What causes webbed fingers?

What causes webbed fingers?

Failure of seperatio: During normal embryonic development (while the baby is still in the womb), the hand initially forms in the shape of a paddle, then at about the sixth or seventh week of gestation, splits into separate fingers. Syndactyly results if there’s an irregularity in this process: the fingers fail to divide normally (failure of differentiation).

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Webbed Fingers (Definition)

Persistent webbing of fingers or toe due to a variety of causes is a well known congenital difference. If this is not treated by surgical release at a young age, then yes it would be retained or persistent in that individual. Passing on that trait has nothing to do with whether it was "treated" or not. The genetics of webbed fingers and toes is variable due to the large ...Read more


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What could cause webbed fingers or toes?

What could cause webbed fingers or toes?

Congenital.: Webbed fingers and toes are something you are born with and can be genetic or develop during gestation. The condition is called syndactyly. Sometimes the webbing is just skin and is simple. If it involves the bone, then it is complex. See a board certified orthopeadic hand surgeon for evaluation.

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How do I know if I have partially webbed fingers?

How do I know if I have partially webbed fingers?

Appearance.: The web should be even with the finger palm crease on the palm side of the hand.

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What is the likelihood for me to develop webbed fingers?

What is the likelihood for me to develop webbed fingers?

Unless one has: A burn or severe skin disorder (such as epidermis bullosa), a severe injury orcut or intentionally does something to attempt to get a webbed finger this is very very unlikely. Hands do change in cojntour and appearance as one ages an skin does get looser and pliable so in looking very very carefully at ones hads I guess it could seek like the web looks a little different but that s about it..

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What is the definition or description of: Webbed fingers?

What is the definition or description of: Webbed fingers?

Syndactlyly or: Persistent webbing of fingers or toe due to a variety of causes is a well known congenital difference. If this is not treated by surgical release at a young age, then yes it would be retained or persistent in that individual. Passing on that trait has nothing to do with whether it was "treated" or not. The genetics of webbed fingers and toes is variable due to the large amount of differing causes

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How to go about requesting surgery on my semi-webbed fingers?

How to go about requesting surgery on my semi-webbed fingers?

Talk to your doc: You will likely need a referral from your primary care doctor for a plastic surgeon depending on your insurance. It may be considered an elective procedure so you may need to pay for it without insurance, again depending on your insurance.

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Can you tell me about webbed fingers or toes?

Can you tell me about webbed fingers or toes?

People have them: Not uncommon. Wouldn't fix (talking about toes since im a foot doc) unless bothered you for some reason.

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What do think of a child with webbed fingers and toes?

What do think of a child with webbed fingers and toes?

Depends on severity: A mild amount of fusion between the 3rd and 4th digits on the feet, or accentuated webbing between any digits, can be and usually is quite normal. However, if there is severe webbing, or if there is fusion affecting the function of the hand or foot, then a referral to a specialist is in order. Often there's a family history of such webbing.

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Can humans retain webbed fingers? Can any docs explain?

Can humans retain webbed fingers? Can any docs explain?

Syndactlyly or: Persistent webbing of fingers or toe due to a variety of causes is a well known congenital difference. If this is not treated by surgical release at a young age, then yes it would be retained or persistent in that individual. Passing on that trait has nothing to do with whether it was "treated" or not. The genetics of webbed fingers and toes is variable due to the large amount of differing causes

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I am pregnant I was wondering what are the chances of my baby having webbed fingers if the father has it?

I am pregnant I was wondering what are the chances of my baby having webbed fingers if the father has it?

While there is a: Genetic component to syndactyly there is what is known as variable penetrance. This means that even if the gene is present the amount of webbing may be minimal or none. In addition there are many types of syndactyly. Here is a good starting point but the best person to consult is a geneticist. Http://www. Ncbi. Nlm. Nih. Gov/pmc/articles/pmc1200697/ note do notnec look @ the more severe ex. Here.

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What causes black fingers?

What causes black fingers?

Blood flow: Black fingers would be a decrease in blood flow leading to necrosis. Some infections can cause this as well

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What causes clubbing of the fingers?

Chronic lack of O2: A chronic lack of oxygen is a common cause of clubbing.

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What causes numbing of fingers?

What causes numbing of fingers?

Many things: While everyone talks about carpal tunnel and it is certainly prevalent there are other nerves and especially the ulnar that can cause numbness in the hand. In fact, there is a whole range of things from abnormal pressure on nerves anywheres from their origin in the neck down to the hand, metabolic issues like diabetes, and more that can cause numbness.

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What are long fingers caused by?

What are long fingers caused by?

Arachnodactyly: This feature can occur on its own, with no underlying health problems. However, it can also be associated with certain medical conditions. Examples include marfan syndrome, ehlers danlos syndrome, homocystinuria. Arachnodactyly is a condition in which the fingers are abnormally long and slender in comparison to the palm of the hand. It can be presentit at birth or develop in later in life.

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What causes overlapping fingers?

What causes overlapping fingers?

Many fingers have a: Bit of deviation built into them. When u bend your fingers to make a fist together there is some rotation at the joints that keeps them form overlapping. When fingers are bent one by one or if finger is late to bend from being stiff it overlaps a bit and can be normal if however there is a fracture that rotatates the bone then that is a different scenario, that needs to be fixed, .

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What causes warts on your fingers?

What causes warts on your fingers?

FINGER WARTS: Warts are caused by a virus. They are contagious. If you are sure they are warts, there are many over-the-counter wart medications you can use. If you are not sure that these are warts, then see a dermatologist.

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What is trigger finger and what causes it?

What is trigger finger and what causes it?

Tendonitis: A trigger finger is form of tendonitis of the tendons that bend down the finger. They can cause just pain, just locking and catching or pain and locking. The most effective treatment is an injection of cortisone. This reduces the inflammation around the tendons. You have an approximately 70% chance of this going away with just injections. If not surgery is an option.

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Bent fingers since birth. What causes this?

Congenital: Camptodactyly and clinodactyly are two types of bent finger deformities that occur during development in the womb. Treatment is rarely indicated. Most cases of camptodactyly are sporadic in occurrence. However, camptodactyly can be inherited. There is usually no improvement or progression of the deformity in 80% of individuals. See your doctor for a referral to a hand surgeon.