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What kind of complications might happen from a webbed finger or toe repair?

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Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Podiatry
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In brief: Flap loss

Perhaps the biggest risk to repairing (or desyndactyly) webbed toes is the risk for flap complications.
This could be minor such as separation of the margins to full thickness loss of the flap. In rarer cases, loss of the digit(s) could occur in the face of significant infection of the site. The procedure is straightforward, but consider all surgeries carefully, weighing all risks and benefits.

In brief: Flap loss

Perhaps the biggest risk to repairing (or desyndactyly) webbed toes is the risk for flap complications.
This could be minor such as separation of the margins to full thickness loss of the flap. In rarer cases, loss of the digit(s) could occur in the face of significant infection of the site. The procedure is straightforward, but consider all surgeries carefully, weighing all risks and benefits.
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
Dr. Ellen Wenzel
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Dr. Hill Hastings
Orthopedic Surgery

In brief: Loss of skin graft

Additional skin is needed, supplied by a skin graft.
Incomplete take of the graft or impaired blood supply to flaps can occur, but not common. Late creep of the newly created web space can occur, requiring a minor revision.

In brief: Loss of skin graft

Additional skin is needed, supplied by a skin graft.
Incomplete take of the graft or impaired blood supply to flaps can occur, but not common. Late creep of the newly created web space can occur, requiring a minor revision.
Dr. Hill Hastings
Dr. Hill Hastings
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Dr. Michael Raemisch
Surgery - Hand Surgery

In brief: "Web Creep"

Aside from the usual risks of surgery, sometimes the skin may not grow as fast as the bones (if done in child).
This can lead to an appearance of recurrence.

In brief: "Web Creep"

Aside from the usual risks of surgery, sometimes the skin may not grow as fast as the bones (if done in child).
This can lead to an appearance of recurrence.
Dr. Michael Raemisch
Dr. Michael Raemisch
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