Symbrachydactyly is a rare congenital hand defect in which the fingers are abnormally short, missing, webbed or conjoined. In this condition, the bones, muscles, ligaments and nerves of the hand are usually affected.
The cause of symbrachydactyly is unknown.
Symbrachydactyly is visible at birth and can also be discovered prenatally with an ultrasound. Your doctor will perform X-rays to determine the extent of the condition.
Our expert doctors will determine the best approach to treatment and evaluate all options to reach the best outcome for your child.
Treatment of symbrachydactyly varies from child to child. In some cases, no surgery or only minor skin and soft-tissue corrections are needed.
Most of the time, surgery is performed when a child is between 6 and 18 months old. Sometimes, additional surgeries are needed to ensure the long-term health of a child.