How is syndactyly treated?
The treatment for syndactyly is surgery to separate the fingers/toes. If there are multiple fingers/toes affected, more than one surgery is usually necessary. Surgery is usually done when a child is older than age one.
What to expect if doctors recommend surgery
- If surgery is necessary, the surgery will be done in the operating room under general anesthesia (the child is put to sleep).
- Small incisions cuts are made on the sides of the fingers/toes.
- Skin grafts (removing a patch of skin from one area of the body and attaching it to another area) may be necessary to close the areas completely.
Why choose Children’s Colorado for your child’s syndactyly?
Our Hand and Upper Extremity Program team 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.