Simple Syndactyly (Fingers Stuck Together)


  • The fingers held together by skin alone
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  • Screening for presence of syndromes such as Poland syndrome, Apert syndrome or Holt-Oram syndrome
  • After one year of age separation of the fingers and reconstruction with local skin flaps or grafts under general anaesthetic

After Care

  • Keep the dressings intact until seen in clinic
  • Do not get them wet
  • Over the counter Calpol and/or nurofen for pain relief
  • No exercise for 48 hours as this will encourage bleeding
Different types of Sutures and Stitches Diagram