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Dr. Andrew Berry
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Webbed Toes (Definition)

Webbed toes can be described as having skin connecting two or more toes together. Also known as syndactyly, the skin connection can unite the toes either partially or totally. Syndactyly occurs in about 1:2000 births and usually affects the ...Read more


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What causes the condition "webbed feet" & "webbed toes"?

What causes the condition "webbed feet" & "webbed toes"?

Webbing of toes: Incomplete separation and differentiation of the toes during gestation is the cause. It can be corrected surgically if indicated. ...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. ...Read more

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Is having webbed toes normal?

Is having webbed toes normal?

I've seen many: Patients with webbed toes. It just a failure of the toes to separate during intrauterine development. It has no significant effect on walking and is typically just a cosmetic issue. ...Read more

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Why some people have webbed toes?

Why some people have webbed toes?

Heredity: Webbed toes are usually an inherited trait. It is usually not a problem for the person who has this trait. ...Read more

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What can be done about webbed toes?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could webbed toes in a man mean?

He was born that way: This is very common and it happens a lot. It usually means that someone else in his family has had this problem as well. It really does not mean much and it can be fixed rather easily with a skin flap. ...Read more

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How come some people have webbed toes?

How come some people have webbed toes?

Genetic: This is considered to be genetic and tends to run in families. Generally a cosmetic concern rather than a functional concern, there are in fact procedures to un-web (or desyndactylize) the toes. ...Read more

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Can webbed toes affect mental capacity?

Can webbed toes affect mental capacity?

I don't think so: I have never seen any studies on this subject. I do not see any connection. On the bright side "urban legend" says that people who have a longer 2nd toe (morton's foot) are more intelligent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Webbed toes?

What is the definition or description of: Webbed toes?

Two toes connected.: Webbed toes can be described as having skin connecting two or more toes together. Also known as syndactyly, the skin connection can unite the toes either partially or totally. Syndactyly occurs in about 1:2000 births and usually affects the 2nd and 3rd toes. ...Read more

Toes (Definition)

Toes are the digits at the ends of the feet, most people have 10 and they normally ...Read more