Congenital deformities of the hand such as those deformities babies are born with, may obstruct appropriate hand growth and lead to problems while using the hand. With the latest surgical methods, most defects can be corrected at an early age, enabling regular growth and use of the hand.
Syndactyly, where two or more fingers are joined with each other, is one of the most common congenital defects that affects children. Surgical correction includes cutting the tissue that joins the fingers and grafting skin from another area of your body, but the process is more complex if bones are also joined.
Surgery may provide a full range of movement and a ‘normal’ appearance. It may be necessary to complete more than one surgery.
Immobile tendons, short, missing, or deformed fingers, and abnormal nerves or blood vessels are other types of these abnormalities. Generally, these issues can be treated with surgery and may give good results.