At Children’s Hospital Boston, we understand that the first step to treating your child’s syndactyly is obtaining an accurate, timely and thorough diagnosis.
Syndactyly may be seen by ultrasound prenatally, and is apparent at birth. Your doctor will use x-rays to assess the underlying structure of your baby’s fingers and determine a course of treatment. If the syndactyly is associated with a genetic syndrome, doctors will evaluate the baby’s entire upper extremity, chest feet and head/face to detect other abnormalities.
|Our Orthopedic Clinical Effectiveness Research Center (CERC)|
Children’s Orthopedic Clinical Effectiveness Research Center (CERC) was established by our Orthopedic Center to improve the quality of life for children with musculoskeletal disorders. This collaborative clinical research program is unique in the nation and is playing an instrumental role in establishing, for the first time, evidence-based standards of care for pediatric orthopedic patients throughout the world.