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Repair of webbed fingers - series—Indications



Syndactyly is the abnormal development of the hand, such that the fingers are fused. The number of digits fused and whether or not the bones and nails of the fingers are fused is variable. Surgical repair is indicated in cases in which functional ability or cosmetic appearance is impaired.

Review Date 8/11/2012

Updated by: Linda J. Vorvick, MD, Medical Director and Director of Didactic Curriculum, MEDEX Northwest Division of Physician Assistant Studies, Department of Family Medicine, UW Medicine, School of Medicine, University of Washington. C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M. Health Solutions, Ebix, Inc.

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