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Dr. Marvin Ott
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Webbed Toes (Definition)

Webbed toes can be described as having skin connecting two or more toes together. Also known as syndactyly, the skin connection can unite the toes either partially or totally. Syndactyly occurs in about 1:2000 births and usually affects the ...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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What can be done about webbed toes?

See your doctor: This problem can only be solved by seeing your doctor and being evaluated face-to-face. After a thorough examination, your doctor should be able to tell you what's wrong and what to do about it. ...Read more

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What could webbed toes in a man mean?

He was born that way: This is very common and it happens a lot. It usually means that someone else in his family has had this problem as well. It really does not mean much and it can be fixed rather easily with a skin flap. ...Read more

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How come some people have webbed toes?

Genetic: This is considered to be genetic and tends to run in families. Generally a cosmetic concern rather than a functional concern, there are in fact procedures to un-web (or desyndactylize) the toes. ...Read more

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Can webbed toes affect mental capacity?

Can webbed toes affect mental capacity?

I don't think so: I have never seen any studies on this subject. I do not see any connection. On the bright side "urban legend" says that people who have a longer 2nd toe (morton's foot) are more intelligent. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Webbed toes?

What is the definition or description of: Webbed toes?

Two toes connected.: Webbed toes can be described as having skin connecting two or more toes together. Also known as syndactyly, the skin connection can unite the toes either partially or totally. Syndactyly occurs in about 1:2000 births and usually affects the 2nd and 3rd toes. ...Read more

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I have webbed toes and i'm very self comcious about them. Should I get them split?

Depends: There are always risks associated with surgery and many times, webbed toes or syndactyly is cosmetic. There are several procedures to address this and if you are really concerned about this, consult with a foot and ankle surgeon (podiatrist or foot/ankle orthopedist) that is board certified to discuss your options. ...Read more

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If i'm the only one in my family who has webbed toes, what are the chances that my kids will inherit it?

Webbed toes: Webbed feet is a recessive trait, so there is a good chance your child will be born without the webbing. ...Read more

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Should I get surgery for my webbed toes?

Depends: This is generally a cosmetic problem and is not usually one that causes issues with gait nor is it often the source of pain. This is a procedure that while common place, does have some inherent risks such as flap necrosis. Consult with a surgeon that performs to consider all risks and benefits. ...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