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What is the definition of Syndactyly?
Syndactyly is a common condition in which an infant is born with webbed or fused fingers, and more rarely, webbed or fused toes. Syndactyly most often occurs as webbing between the middle and ring fingers.
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What are the symptoms of Syndactyly?
Symptoms of syndactyly are categorized as simple, complex, complete, or incomplete. In simple syndactyly, the fingers are joined together with skin and soft tissue. In complex syndactyly, the fingers are joined with bone. In complete syndactyly, entire fingers are fused together. In incomplete syndactyly, the fingers are only partially fused.
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What are the current treatments for Syndactyly?
Treatment for syndactyly involves surgery and possible skin grafts between the ages of one and two years old. Treatment for syndactyly may require more than one surgery.
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What are the latest Syndactyly Clinical Trials?
Comparison of Scar Formation in Syndactyly Release Surgery With Full Thickness Skin Graft Versus Skin Graft Substitute

Summary: Syndactyly is the most common hand abnormality in children. During development, two or more fingers do not separate in the usual way and remain connected by skin. Surgery is needed to separate the fingers. Usually, it is performed between 6 months and 3 years of age, depending on the severity of the syndactyly. During the surgery, the fingers are separated; however, there isn't enough skin to comp...

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Clonidine for Tourniquet-related Pain in Children: A Pilot Study

Summary: This study is designed as a randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blinded, clinical trial with two parallel groups. This study investigates the association between a single dose of the drug, Clonidine, and the total amount of opioid administered under and 24 hours after surgery in children undergoing orthopedic limb surgery with the use of tourniquet. The investigators hypothesize that administra...

What are the Latest Advances for Syndactyly?
Frontofacial Reconstruction Technique Modification With Preservation of Blood Supply to the Monobloc Segment.
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Case Report: Anisometropic Astigmatism Secondary to Unilateral Coronal Synostosis.