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Syndactyly

  • Syndactyly
  • Syndactyly

Description of disability:

Syndactyly is a condition in which one or more fingers are fused. The fusion involves the skin alone in a simple syndactyly and bone in a complex syndactyly.

Syndactyly is a failure of differentiation in which the fingers fail to separate into individual appendages. This separation usually occurs during the sixth and eighth weeks of embryologic development. Syndactyly often can be associated with other syndromes, particularly the craniofacial syndromes, of which Apert syndrome is the best known. Another syndrome is Poland syndrome, in which the pectoralis muscle abnormality is found in association with symbrachydactyly and/or other anomalies of the ipsilateral upper extremity.  Constriction band syndrome can be associated with syndactyly, but the etiology of the syndactyly is different.

Treatment:

The hand looks like a spade in the intrauterine phase; separation of the fingers (differentiation) follows. Syndactyly is due to a failure of separation.

Though there is a web between the two fingers, the available skin is inadequate to wrap both fingers separately-skin grafts are required.

Syndactyly separation can be done after six months age, under general anesthesia

Post operative care: 

After an overnight stay the patient is discharged. The child is called back every four to five days for dressing, till healing (about a month).After healing, the newly created web is maintained with a silicon gel sheet.


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