Syndactylyenparents is when a baby is born with two or more fingers or toes joined or "webbed" together. syndactyly, webbed, joined fingers, webbed fingers, webbed toes, joined toes, digits, conjoined, polydactyly, Symbrachydactyly, Thumb Duplication, Thumb Hypoplasia, Radial Club Hand, ortho, orthopedist, orthopedic, orthopaedic, ortho surgery, extremities, upper extremities, hand surgery, foot surgery, Ulnar Club Hand, clubfoot, club foot, too many fingers, not enough fingers, conjoined fingers, conjoined toes, skeletal disorders, skeletal dysplasia06/06/201806/11/201809/02/2019Jennifer M. Ty, MD06/01/20185edd8317-51f6-443c-b25c-5ec74bd7218b<h3>What Is Syndactyly?</h3> <p>Syndactyly (sin-DAK-tuh-lee) is when a baby is born with two or more fingers or toes joined or &quot;webbed&quot; together.</p> <h3>What Happens in Syndactyly?</h3> <p>Syndactyly can be:</p> <ul> <li><strong>Simple:</strong> The fingers or toes are joined by just skin.</li> </ul> <p>or</p> <ul> <li><strong>Complex:</strong> The <a href="">bones</a> and other parts of the fingers or toes are joined. The joined part can go from the base to the tip of the finger or toe or just part of the way up.</li> </ul> <p>A baby can have syndactyly in one or both hands or feet.</p> <h3>What Causes Syndactyly?</h3> <p>Syndactyly happens before a baby is born. It is not caused by anything a mother did or didn't do while pregnant. When a baby's hands and feet are first forming, they're shaped like mittens. Then the digits (the fingers and toes) divide.</p> <p>In babies with syndactyly, the fingers or toes do not divide completely.</p> <h3>Who Gets Syndactyly?</h3> <p>Any baby can be born with syndactyly. Syndactyly may run in families. Most babies who have it don't have other health problems. But sometimes, syndactyly happens as part of a <a href="">genetic</a> syndrome .</p> <h3>How Is Syndactyly Diagnosed?</h3> <p>Syndactyly may be seen before birth on an <a href="">ultrasound</a>. Otherwise, doctors diagnose it when the baby is born.</p> <p>Doctors do X-rays to see if the bones are joined. This helps surgeons decide what kind of treatment is needed.</p> <h3>How Is Syndactyly Treated?</h3> <p>Most babies with syndactyly of the hand benefit from <a class="kh_anchor">surgery</a> to separate the fingers. Surgery will help them use their fingers better. The surgery is usually done when a child is 1 to 2 years old.</p> <p><a href="">Occupational therapy (OT)</a> and home exercises can help a child's recovery after surgery. Most babies with syndactyly of the toes do not need surgery. They'll be able to walk and run well.</p> <h3>Looking Ahead</h3> <p>Children with syndactyly can do all of the usual things that kids do. If your child has syndactyly, offer support as your child learns how to use the hands or feet well.</p>SindactiliaLa sindactilia consiste en nacer con dos o más dedos de la mano o del pie unidos, al estar fusionados entre sí o unidos por una membrana.
Bones, Muscles, and JointsWithout bones, muscles, and joints, we couldn't stand, walk, run, or even sit. The musculoskeletal system supports our bodies, protects our organs from injury, and enables movement.
Occupational TherapyOccupational therapy can help improve kids' cognitive, physical, and motor skills and build their self-esteem and sense of accomplishment.
PolydactylyPolydactyly is when a baby is born with an extra finger on the hand or an extra toe on the foot. It can be on one or both hands or feet.
Radial DysplasiaBabies with radial dysplasia (also called radial club hand) are born with a short or missing radial bone. This makes the wrist turn in.
SymbrachydactylyBabies with symbrachydactyly are born with short often webbed fingers. Some might be missing fingers.
Thumb DuplicationBabies with thumb duplication (or thumb polydactyly) are born with an extra thumb on one or both hands. Most will have surgery to fix the problem.
Thumb HypoplasiaBabies with thumb hypoplasia are born with a thumb that is smaller than normal, or with the thumb missing completely.
Ulnar DysplasiaBabies with ulnar dysplasia (also called ulnar club hand) are born with a short or missing ulnar bone. This makes the wrist turn out.
X-Ray Exam: FingerDoctors may order a finger X-ray to find the cause of symptoms such as pain, tenderness, or swelling, or to detect broken bones or dislocated joints.
X-Ray Exam: FootA foot X-ray can help find the cause pain, tenderness, swelling, or deformities. It also can detect broken bones or dislocated joints.
X-Ray Exam: HandA hand X-ray can help find the cause of pain, tenderness, swelling, and deformity. It also can detect broken bones or dislocated joints.
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