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Dr. Jeffrey Wint
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Webbed Fingers (Overview)

Webbed fingers refer to hands that have an enlarged amount of skin and soft tissue between fingers, near the hand. In the womb, all of the fingers begin fused, and the tissue connecting the fingers gradually disappears. Webbed fingers occur when this tissue does not completely disappear.


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What causes webbed fingers?

What causes webbed fingers?

Failure of seperatio: During normal embryonic development (while the baby is still in the womb), the hand initially forms in the shape of a paddle, then at about the sixth or seventh week of gestation, splits into separate fingers. Syndactyly results if there’s an irregularity in this process: the fingers fail to divide normally (failure of differentiation). ...Read more

Dr. Jeffrey Wint
10 doctors shared insights

Webbed Fingers (Overview)

Webbed fingers refer to hands that have an enlarged amount of skin and soft tissue between fingers, near the hand. In the womb, all of the fingers begin fused, and the tissue connecting the fingers gradually disappears. Webbed fingers occur when this tissue does not completely disappear.


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What is the best way to get rid of scratches on fingers?

What is the best way to get rid of scratches on fingers?

Healing of scratches: I assume you mean scratches that have caused some degree of bleeding. You need to let these heal just like any other cut on the body. I like patients to use traumeel cream (http://traumeel.Us/) to help speed up this process. It is inexpensive and can be used often without worrying about using too much. This simple cream should be in every medicine cabinet (my opinion). ...Read more

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Treating Finger Warts (Checklist)

First verify the type of wart you have before deciding on treatment
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If you know it's a wart, use over-the-counter products as labelled.
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If over-the-counter treatments don't work, see a dermatologist
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What do think of a child with webbed fingers and toes?

What do think of a child with webbed fingers and toes?

Depends on severity: A mild amount of fusion between the 3rd and 4th digits on the feet, or accentuated webbing between any digits, can be and usually is quite normal. However, if there is severe webbing, or if there is fusion affecting the function of the hand or foot, then a referral to a specialist is in order. Often there's a family history of such webbing. ...Read more

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What causes webbed fingers?

Failure of seperatio: During normal embryonic development (while the baby is still in the womb), the hand initially forms in the shape of a paddle, then at about the sixth or seventh week of gestation, splits into separate fingers. Syndactyly results if there’s an irregularity in this process: the fingers fail to divide normally (failure of differentiation). ...Read more

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How do I know if I have partially webbed fingers?

How do I know if I have partially webbed fingers?

Appearance. : The web should be even with the finger palm crease on the palm side of the hand. ...Read more

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What is the likelihood for me to develop webbed fingers?

What is the likelihood for me to develop webbed fingers?

Unless one has: A burn or severe skin disorder ( such as epidermis bullosa), a severe injury orcut or intentionally does something to attempt to get a webbed finger this is very very unlikely. Hands do change in cojntour and appearance as one ages an skin does get looser and pliable so in looking very very carefully at ones hads i guess it could seek like the web looks a little different but that s about it.. ...Read more

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How to go about requesting surgery on my semi-webbed fingers?

How to go about requesting surgery on my semi-webbed fingers?

Talk to your doc: You will likely need a referral from your primary care doctor for a plastic surgeon depending on your insurance. It may be considered an elective procedure so you may need to pay for it without insurance, again depending on your insurance. ...Read more

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What could cause webbed fingers or toes?

What could cause webbed fingers or toes?

Congenital.: Webbed fingers and toes are something you are born with and can be genetic or develop during gestation. The condition is called syndactyly. Sometimes the webbing is just skin and is simple. If it involves the bone, then it is complex. See a board certified orthopeadic hand surgeon for evaluation. ...Read more

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Can you tell me about webbed fingers or toes?

Can you tell me about webbed fingers or toes?

People have them: Not uncommon. Wouldn't fix (talking about toes since im a foot doc) unless bothered you for some reason. ...Read more