Syndactyly Workup

Updated: Jan 31, 2020
  • Author: E Gene Deune, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Harris Gellman, MD  more...
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Workup

Imaging Studies

Obtain radiographs of the hands to evaluate for any other bony anomalies, such as synostosis, delta phalanx, or symphalangism.

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Procedures

If the infant has no associated medical conditions, a formal preoperative evaluation by the anesthesia team usually is not necessary. However, should there be any congenital syndromes or associated medical conditions, patients should be scheduled for operative clearance with the preoperative evaluation service of the hospital where the surgery will be done. Generally, if there is no issue with postoperative monitoring, many of these cases can be handled as outpatient procedures.

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