Syndactyly is a condition in which the toes do not completely separate at birth. It occurs every 1 in 2,500 births. Syndactyly is synonymous with “webbed toes”. There is various types of syndactyly. The toes can be partially webbed or completely webbed.
This condition is usually not painful. Cosmetic issues are typically the problem that most people have. Some people are self conscious about their toes and this blog is to inform those people of their options regarding correction of the toe deformity.
Syndactyly typically does not affect the ability to walk or run. However, webbed toes can limit flip-flop use.
Surgery can be performed to separate the toes. This surgery is meticulous and intricate. Surgery entails separation of the toes and the usage of rotational skin flap or use of skin grafts to replace the areas void of skin. Often times, the blood vessels and nerves in between the fused digits are shared, therefore, numbness or tingling can occur between toes after separation and healing can be slow if the blood flow to one of the digits is disrupted. Scarring can be complication of this procedure. However, the surgery is very successful. Further details can be explained in our office.
If you have webbed toes, schedule an appointment to discuss your options with Dr. Eric Silvers at Advanced Foot & Ankle Center with offices in both McKinney, TX and Prosper, TX.
Call 972-542-2155 for an appointment today.