Syndactyly FAQ: Other Common Hand Abnormalities
Polydactyly literally means “extra digits.” There may be an extra thumb, small finger, or, less commonly, an extra digit in the central part of the hand….Read More
Syndactyly FAQ: Choosing a Hand Surgeon
Choosing the hand doctor is a very important decision. While there is no one right way to choose a hand surgeon, there are some things you…Read More
Syndactyly FAQ: What sorts of specialists will be involved in my baby’s care?
At the very least, your child will be treated by the hand surgeon and a certified hand therapist. In addition, a geneticist and developmental pediatrician…Read More
Syndactyly FAQ: What is done between the time my baby is born and the first surgery?
You will meet with your surgeon soon after your baby is born. In some cases, diagnosis is made prenatally by ultrasound exam, and you may…Read More
Syndactyly FAQ: What is the Treatment for Babies with Syndactyly?
While every patient is treated individually, with treatment plans made specifically for him or her, some generalizations are possible. Syndactyly is treated surgically, with an operation…Read More