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Is the webbed finger or toe repair a risky thing to do?

Is the webbed finger or toe repair a risky thing to do?

Talk to your Surgeon: Any surgery carries risks and this should be discussed in detail with your treating surgeon in order to be fully informed of all risks and expected benefits.

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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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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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Is webbed finger or toe repair a very common procedure?

Is webbed finger or toe repair a very common procedure?

The deformity is not: Thatnot that common so neither is the reconstruction.

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What kind of complications might happen from a webbed finger or toe repair?

What kind of complications might happen from a webbed finger or toe repair?

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.

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If I use my sharp finger nail and press it on a blood vessel at my foot very hard , will it snap and will it repair itself?

If I use my sharp finger nail and press it on a blood vessel at my foot very hard , will it snap and will it repair itself?

Maybe: If you do that to the veins you see on the top of your foot and apply enough sharp pressure you may indeed sheer it open. It will heal but you would end up with quite a black and blue swollen foot so why do it?

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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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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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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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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 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).

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What do webbed toes and fingers look like?

What do webbed toes and fingers look like?

Like this: They usually do not pose a problem in the feet, and it is not that unusual to be seen. The degree of webbing can be more or less than the picture here shows.

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Is cracking you fingers, toes and etc. Bad for you?

Is cracking you fingers, toes and etc. Bad for you?

No: I have seen no evidence that it is bad for you. So despite what our mothers told us you can crack your knuckles.

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What csuses sharp pains on the tips of fingers and toes?

Complicated: Multiple causes. Neck disc issue could send pain in both places. Aso problem in Neck and Lower back could cause this. Peripheral nerve issues could do this. Please refer to an orthopedic or neurologist for this.

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What could be causing painful spasms of fingers and toes?

What could be causing painful spasms of fingers and toes?

Deficiiency: Of potasium or magnesium as well as other neuromuscular conditions. See your physician for evaluation and work up.

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Why are my fingers and toes freezing before everyone else's?

Why are my fingers and toes freezing before everyone else's?

Raynaud's: This is a condition where the small blood vessels go into "vasospasm" (open and close quickly) not allowing blood to travel through them. Often brought on by cold exposure or stress. There is a difference between raynaud's disease and raynaud's syndrome. The disease is when it is a stand alone problem and the symptom is when it is caused by a different primary disease.

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