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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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Dr. Michael Byrnes
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Fused Fingers (Definition)

Syndactyly is a condition where some of the fingers (or ...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?

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.?

I have a 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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Could I have info about complex syndactyly?

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