How is polydactyly treated?
Polydactyly is treated in different ways depending on the case. In some cases, a doctor will tie off the extra fingers/toes, which usually causes the tissue dies and the fingers/toes to fall off. In other cases, your child's doctor may recommend surgery.
What to expect from polydactyly surgery?
- After surgery, the hand or foot will have bandages, and most likely there will be a cast placed over the bandages.
- Once the bandages or cast is/are taken off, your child's surgeon will most likely suggest working with a hand therapist.
Why choose Children's Hospital Colorado for your child's polydactyly treatment?
Our Hand and Upper Extremity Program at Children's Colorado provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the care of your child. This means you have access to leading specialists from multiple departments who work together to treat your child.
Your child's care team includes pediatric experts from orthopedic surgery, physical medicine, rehabilitation, occupational therapy and nursing.