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If your baby or child has been born with short fingers that are webbed or conjoined, a condition called symbrachydactyly, the specialists at Boston Children’s Hospital can help.
Here is some basic information about symbrachydactyly:
How Boston Children's Hospital approaches symbrachydactyly
You can have peace of mind knowing that the experts in our Orthopedic Center’s Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program and our Plastic and Oral Surgery Department’s Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Program have treated thousands of babies and children with hand problems that range from the simple to the highly complex.
The Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program provides comprehensive care involving occupational and physical therapy, splinting, casting and reconstructive surgeries for infants, children and adolescents with complex congenital, neuromuscular, sports-related oncologic and traumatic upper limb conditions.
The specialists in the Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Program at Children's are experts in the management of congenital and acquired hand deformities. We recognize the social elements involved in pediatric hand surgery, so an essential part of these operations has been making the child's hand as symmetrical as possible with his unaffected hand.
Symbrachydactyly: Reviewed by Donald S. Bae, MD
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