What is syndactyly surgery?

What is syndactyly surgery?

Syndactyly is treated by surgically separating the joined digits. In most cases, a skin graft taken from the same arm or groin is required to provide adequate skin coverage of the newly separated digits. Fingers of different length are separated first to allow for normal growth and prevent deformity.

What is Postaxial polydactyly?

Postaxial polydactyly is characterised by fifth digit duplications in hands and/or feet. Two phenotypic varieties have been described. In type A, the extra digit is well formed and articulates with the fifth or an extra metacarpal.

Does insurance cover webbed toe surgery?

Surgery can be performed to separate the toes to improve both function of the foot and cosmetic outcome which is typically covered by insurance.

Does insurance cover hand surgery?

Hand surgery is typically considered a reconstructive procedure and may be covered by health insurance. Pre-certification is generally required for reimbursement or coverage. Be sure to consult with your insurance company in advance of any surgery.

Is webbed toes a disability?

As webbed toes can interfere with proper development, lead to disability, and possibly cause self-esteem issues, most insurance plans cover part of the cost of corrective surgery.

Is syndactyly genetic?

Syndactyly often runs in families. About 10 to 40 percent of children with syndactyly inherit the condition from a parent. In some cases, the condition is part of genetic syndrome, such as Poland syndrome or Apert syndrome.

Can syndactyly be fixed?

Complex syndactyly should also be repaired by age 1. Early repair can prevent the boney fusion of fingers from causing worsening finger deformities, and allow the digits to grow. Complete, complex syndactyly, before (left) and after (middle and right) surgery.

When is the best time to have surgery for syndactyly?

The only way to correct syndactyly is through surgery. The timing of surgery depends on many different factors. When the syndactyly involves the thumb and pointer finger or the ring and small finger, we try to perform surgery early- often by 6 months of age.

When do you need surgery for central polydactyly?

When the extra digit is well-formed, the surgery is more complicated and may involve reconstruction of soft tissues, tendons, joints and ligaments as in pre-axial polydactyly. Central polydactyly. With this condition, your child requires a complex surgical procedure to reconstruct the hand.

Is there a genetic link between polydactyly and syndacty?

Finally, Saethre-Chotzen syndrome is dominantly characterized by craniosynostosis but also involves syndactyly between the second and third fingers on each hand, and polydactyly involving a duplicated first toe.

What’s the difference between partial and complete syndactyly?

Partial vs. Complete Syndactyly: Syndactyly can involve the complete fingers (all the way to the tip) or just part of the fingers (partial). Cutaneous vs. Complex Syndactyly: Cutaneous (or “simple”) syndactyly implies a skin connection only whereas a complex syndactyly includes bony interconnections between the fingers.