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Doctor insights on: Separate Webbed Toes

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Dr. Lonnie Smith
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Webbed Toes (Definition)

Webbed toes refer to feet that have excess skin and soft tissue between the toes. In the womb, all of the fingers and toes begin fused, and the tissue between fingers and between toes gradually disappears. Webbed toes occur when this tissue ...Read more


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

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 - 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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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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Toes (Definition)

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