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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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Fusion (Definition)

A fusion gets rid of a joint or disk between to bones, getting the bones to join together with bone between them. If successful, it eliminates almost all the motion between the bones. Sometimes fusion simply occur as a result of disease, rarely from aging. Most of the time ...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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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 for whom a team of "medical home " pediatrician, pediatric neurologist, geneticist, developmental/behavioral pediatrician, audiologist, pediatric ophthalmologist Early Intervention therapists & a medical social worker/case manager & more is needed to assure funding, services, & family support for accurate diagnosis & management. ...Read more

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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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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?

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

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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Toes (Definition)

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