Webbing - Definition

March 2017


Definition


The digits-- the fingers as well as the toes-- may sometimes be connected by a piece of skin, ranging in size, at birth. In this case, the fingers or toes are called webbed. The origin of this malformation is hereditary. According to the case, it may affect only two digits or affect every digit, adjoined only at the base or along the entire length of the digits. This does not generally hinder the hand's ability to grip objects, separate the fingers or walk with the affected toes. The only inconvenience is aesthetic in nature, and an early surgical procedure may allow the problem to be easily corrected.

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