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Doctor insights on: Is Webbed Finger Or Toe Repair A Very Common Procedure

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Toes (Definition)

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

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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. ...Read more

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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). ...Read more

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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. ...Read more