Simple Polydactyly (Extra Digit)


  • An extra digit at the thumb or little finger side of the hand
Simple Polydactyly
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  • Surgical removal under local anaesthetic while breastfeeding/bottle feeding

After Care

  • Leave the dressings dry and intact until return to clinic
  • No washing the affected area until the dressing is removed
  • Give simple over the counter pain relief like Paracetamol or Nurofen for 48 hours or more for any discomfort.
Different types of Sutures and Stitches Diagram