Part 3. Genetic Testing

This is the 3rd in an overview series on congenital differences (i.e., conditions present at birth) of the upper extremity. It might help to review Part 1 (Understanding the ‘Why’) and Part 2 (Specifics of Common Differences) before reading the following but each does stand on their own. My goal in this post is to […]

Syndactyly Treatment: What’s Next?

The basic treatment of syndactyly has not changed in many years.  The essential surgical care includes the creation of a web space (the ‘commissure’) with a flap and zig- zag incisions to the tips of the fingers to allow separation without straight- line scars (which can contract).  There is no doubt that our understanding of […]