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Is The Webbed Finger Or Toe Repair A Risky Thing To Do
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Flap loss: Perhaps the biggest risk to repairing (or desyndactyly) webbed toes is the risk for flap complications. This could be minor such as separation of the margins to full thickness loss of the flap. In rarer cases, loss of the digit(s) could occur in the face of significant infection of the site. The procedure is straightforward, but consider all surgeries carefully, weighing all risks and benefits. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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 ...Read more
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). ...Read more
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.. ...Read more
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