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What is syndactyly?

What is syndactyly?

Syndactyly: Is a common congenital condition where webbing or attachments between fingers or toes persists until birth. During the development of a child in utero programmed cellular intructions lead to the separation of fingers and toes into distinct members. If something either genetic or familial or syndromic ( assocaited with other issues) interferes then the fingers/toes do not separate " normally". ...Read more

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Fused Fingers (Definition)

Is a common congenital condition where webbing or attachments between fingers or toes persists until birth. During the development of a child in utero programmed cellular intructions lead to the separation of fingers and toes into distinct members. If something either genetic or familial or syndromic ( assocaited with other issues) interferes then the fingers/toes do ...Read more


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Is syndactyly hereditary?

Is syndactyly hereditary?

Often: Syndactyly, or webbing between the fingers or toes, is a birth defect. This can be one part of a larger pattern of birth defects, like in smith-lemli-opitz or apert syndrome, or it can be all by itself. In just about every case, syndactyly is caused by a change in a gene or a chromosome, and in many cases there is a chance that it can show up again in a brother, sister, child, or grandchild. ...Read more

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Question about syndactyly?

Question about syndactyly?

Using this site: To get the best use out of this site, you provide background information on the problem & ask a clear question based on that information.You did not.The physicians contribute their time to answer for free.Any minor cost for wordy questions pays to keep the site open.You are welcome to start over, but if you place no value on the answer, why waste your time? ...Read more

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What is complex syndactyly?

What is complex syndactyly?

Complex syndactyly: Means that not only are fingers or toes attached by skin webbing but by bone and or the nail. This differs from simple syndactyly where only skin attaches the fingers or toes to each other . In both cases digits can be separated surgically , surgical separation is common in the fingers. An experienced hand surgeon can offer this surgery, at times toes are not separated, but fingers usually are, . ...Read more

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What is the cause of syndactyly?

What is the cause of syndactyly?

Rare and isolated: During the early weeks of pregnancy, the child’s fingers and toes form in a “mitten” of skin. By the end of the second month of pregnancy, the extra skin dissolves, and the fingers and toes should separate. Syndactyly occurs when the fingers and toes do not fully separate during development.
Some forms of syndactyly are inherited, while others are sporadic, . Most cases of syndactyly are isolated ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of syndactyly?

What are the symptoms of syndactyly?

Syndactyly: Syndactyly, a common congenital hand anomaly, is an abnormal connection of fingers or toes to one another—the digits are "webbed, " and have failed to separate normally during development. It most commonly involves the middle and ring fingers. In about 50% of cases, both hands are involved. Syndactyly may occur alone, or with other anomalies. There may be skin and soft tissue fusion or bony fusion. ...Read more

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I have a question about syndactyly.?

What is the ?: You can get the most out of this site when you provide some background information and ask a clear question.Just writing that you have a question is a waste of your time.This is not a chat room.None of your submissions are ever linked nor can we retrieve them or look into your uploads.Please start over. ...Read more

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Could I have info about complex syndactyly?

On line: Go to the website of the american society for surgery of the hand for the best and most comprehensive information. ...Read more

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I have a question about syndactyly. What did I do wrong?

Nothing!: Syndactyly, or fusion of the fingers or toes is one of the most common limb malformations and nearly always an inherited condition- this is a minor and fairly easily corrected malformation which occurs in otherwise totally healthy kids. This is not a result of something mom or dad "did'!
http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/22333904. ...Read more

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If my bf had syndactyly, what is the possibility our kids have it?

If my bf had syndactyly, what is the possibility our kids  have it?

Depends: Syndactyly, or fusion of the fingers or toes is one of the most common limb malformations & nearly always an inherited condition. Unless your bf knows exactly which pattern of inheritance his is, can't tell 4 future.Its a minor & fairly easily corrected malformation which occurs in otherwise healthy kids. This is not a result of something mom or dad "did'!
http://www.Ncbi.Nlm.Nih.Gov/pubmed/223339. ...Read more

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Please I need help seriously. Syndactyly case, expert opinion, please.?

Please I need help seriously. Syndactyly case, expert opinion, please.?

Hand surgeon: You need to see a board-certified hand surgeon. Find one here: http://handsurgery.Org/locator/. ...Read more

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Supposing my husband had syndactyly, what is the possibility our kids would have it?

Dominant: Syndactyly is generally considered an autosomal dominant trait, meaning you need only one of a gene pair for it's expression.However, it is also known to have a variable penetrance or presentation and could skip a generation. ...Read more

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Any good polydactyly/syndactyly sites?

Hand Society: The american society for surgery of the hand has a great patient education website. Go to www. Assh.Org and click on the info for public and patients icon/block. ...Read more

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Syndactyly and pie baldness?

Hand surgeon: You need to see a board-certified hand surgeon. Find one here: http://handsurgery.Org/locator/. ...Read more

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Any polydactyly/syndactyly sites?

Any polydactyly/syndactyly sites?

Limb differences : One site that deals with congenital hand differences is limbdifferences.Org. ...Read more

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Can you tell me if there is any good polydactyly/syndactyly sites?

ASSH: American society for surgery of the hand has excellent internet sites and information. For a specific physician recommend dr joseph upton in boston and brookline mass. ...Read more

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Nephew has syndactyly, skin starting to separate on it's own(need a fast response please)?

Nephew has syndactyly, skin starting to separate on it's own(need a fast response please)?

Check with your Doc: Skin separation may be an area that may become infected if skin care not maintained. Soap and water cleansing and triple antibiotic ointment or Bacitracin ointment may be applied to the skin separation until healing ensues. ...Read more

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Is there a way to correct separated deformed fingers from having syndactyly surgeries.

Is there a way to correct separated deformed fingers from having syndactyly surgeries.

Possibly: Depending on what is causing the deformity, whether it be bones, tendons, muscles or other things, there may be further correction that can be done. You need to see a pediatric orthopedic hand specialist. While they are few and far between to find, this is who will give you the best options. If you live near a shriner's hospital, they often will have qualified doctors for this. ...Read more

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Syndactyly and pie baldness? Are they a syndrome>

Syndactyly and pie baldness? Are they a syndrome>

Are you talking...: ...About piebaldism? That's an inherited situation involving white spots (often mistaken for vitiligo) and a white forelock. Syndactyly is webbing of fingers and/or toes. Both are components of various syndromes, but i don't know of any that involve them in combination. ...Read more

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Syndactyly - has anyone had the operation to separate two webbed toes?

Yes: This separation surgery can be performed if requested. This is usually done for cosmetic reasons. When i perform this surgery, i will usually take an elliptical wedge of skin from just below the ankle and place it in the web space between the separated toes. Usually works well. May have some stiffness to the toes after surgery. Dr l. ...Read more

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Syndactyly - webbed feet, has anyone had the operation to separate two webbed toes?

syndactyly: There really are more problems with the surgery unless you are in unremitting pain and nothing else has helped. Proceed with caution. ...Read more

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Syndactyly - webbed feet: what are the risks of the operation to separate two webbed toes?

Syndactyly - webbed feet: what are the risks of the operation to separate two webbed toes?

There are many ...: Infection, non healing wounds, delayed healing, to name just a few and rarely death but very possible. Surgery is the last resort. ...Read more

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3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

3 m/o w/unilateral renal agenesis, bilat syndactyly of toes 3-4, seizures, failure to thrive, no muscle tone, low ears, heterotopia. Not SLOS. ideas?

What did the : Chromosomal Microarray reveal ? This is a baby who needs a team or "medical home : pediatrician, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, audiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist Early Intervention therapists & a medical social worker/case manager & more to assure funding, services, & family support for accurate diagnosis & management. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Fused fingers?

What is the definition or description of: Fused fingers?

Syndactyly: Is a common congenital condition where webbing or attachments between fingers or toes persists until birth. During the development of a child in utero programmed cellular intructions lead to the separation of fingers and toes into distinct members. If something either genetic or familial or syndromic ( assocaited with other issues) interferes then the fingers/toes do not separate " normally". ...Read more

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I have grafting surgery for 2nd and 3rd toe syndectyly on 22nov.But healing isnot started & at some area skin is removed, sugst fast healing medicines?

I have grafting surgery for 2nd and 3rd toe syndectyly on 22nov.But healing isnot started & at some area skin is removed, sugst fast healing medicines?

Relax: Healing takes time. Usually at least 4-6 weeks to heal the incisions then longer to flatten out the scar. If your healing is delayed there are lots of wound care products that can help. Talk to your doctor or seek out a wound care center. ...Read more

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With simple partial seziures is deja vu common? And how long does it last? Because mine has lasted a couple weeks everyday.

With simple partial seziures is deja vu common? And how long does it last? Because mine has lasted a couple weeks everyday.

Partial seizures: tend to last 4-6 minutes at most. (there are some exceptions) Deja Vu, Jamais Vu and other psychic epileptic events border on the complex partial, simple partial continuum based on the presence of clouding of consciousness and electrical spread beyond 4 layered allocortex to 6 layered heteromodal association cortex. Deja Vu which is pervasive and refractory to combinations of meds may require VNS ...Read more

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I'm curious as to what can happen with an simple complex partials ?

I'm curious as to what can happen with an simple complex partials ?

?complex partial sz: Not sure what prompts your question, but will answer generically. Complex partial seizures are focal events, which start with aura (smells, tastes, deja vu), followed by alteration of consciousness for about 1-2 min, associated by automatisms (smacking of lips, blinking, twitching), and then amnesia. ...Read more