Hand & Feet Malformations

Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery and The Children's Hospital at Saint Francis work closely together to diagnose and correct hand and feet malformations in children. Often discovered at birth, hand and feet malformations can present as an extra digit called polydactyly or in webbed form called syndactyly.

Plastic Surgery for Hands and Feet

Led by Paul A. Berry, M.D., and Kevin P. Kunkel, M.D., the highly skilled and compassionate team at Warren Clinic Plastic Surgery is here to help you make an informed and confident decision in the care of your child. Surgery is often needed to correct these common, hereditary conditions. 

Polydactyly is a common defect in which the fetus develops extra fingers and/or toes. The extra digit(s) is usually smaller than the others. It can be made up of skin and soft tissue that is connected to the hand by skin or it can be a more fully formed digit that is connected to the hand by bone.

Syndactyly is a common defect in which the fetus develops webbed fingers and/or toes. The digits can be complete, meaning that they are joined all the way to the tips, or incomplete, which describes digits that are joined only part way up. The digits are attached by skin and soft tissue or bone.

Pediatric Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery

For more information about plastic surgery for polydactyly and syndactyly, or to make an appointment with one of our specialists, please call 918-502-7175.

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