The Hip: Preservation, Replacement and Revision


- Classification:
    - Type I:
          - conjoined finger tips with well formed webs w/ normal depth;
          - treatment involves separation and contouring of the tips of the digits;
          - partial digit ablation may be required;
    - Type II:
          - tips of digits are joined and web formation is incomplete;
          - treatment involves separation of tips of digits and deepening of web space;
    - Type III:
          - absent web spaces, sinus tracts, joined digit clefts;
          - as in simple syndactyly border digits are reconstructed first

The hand in Apert's syndrome.

Acrosyndactyly. A study of twenty-seven patients.

Original Text by Clifford R. Wheeless, III, MD.

Last updated by Data Trace Staff on Tuesday, May 22, 2012 10:23 am