Children's Hospital Colorado
Hand and Upper Extremity Program

Polydactyly

We treat kids like they should be treated: like kids. That’s why we designed our hospital just for them.

Best Children's Hospital by U.S. News & World Report Orthopedics 2021-2 Badge

Next Steps

Would you like to learn more about us?
Hand and Upper Extremity Program
Ready to schedule an appointment?
Schedule online
Need an appointment or have a question?
Call

What is polydactyly?

Polydactyly is a condition in which a child has extra fingers or toes. It is one of the most common hand differences and often runs in families. The extra fingers/toes may be only soft tissue (which looks like extra skin), but some include bones as well.

Polydactyly

What causes polydactyly?

Polydactyly occurs when a finger, thumb or toe splits in two – causing an extra one to form while the baby is in the mom's uterus before birth.

Next steps

Get to know our pediatric experts.

Sarah Sibbel, MD

Sarah Sibbel, MD

Orthopaedic Surgery, Hand Surgery

Frank Scott, MD

Frank Scott, MD

Hand Surgery

Cailin Brazeau, PA-C

Cailin Brazeau, PA-C

Physician Assistant