Syndactylism

Syndactylism

A deformity of the digits where there is a joining of two or more digits. The webbing between the toes from the early foetal stages of growth persist.
Most common congenital deformity of the feet. Partial syndactylism between the second and third toes is common.

May be simple (fusion of skin and soft tissues of adjacent toes) or complex (bone involved)

Most are congenital - can occur traumatically after burns
Transmitted as an autosomal dominant trait.

Types:
1) Partial or complete webbing between seond and third toes; most common
2) One soft tissue mass covering the 4th, 5th, and maybe 6th toe
3) Associated with metatarsal fusion

Treatment:
Cosmetic surgical correction – usually done for psychological/emotional reasons

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