Repair of webbed fingers or toes

Web finger repair; Web toe repair; Syndactyly repair; Syndactyly release

Repair of webbed fingers or toes is surgery to fix webbing of the toes, fingers, or both. The middle and ring fingers or the second and third toes are most often affected. Most often this surgery is done when a child is between 6 months and 2 years old.

Before and after webbed finger repair

The results of webbed finger repair are dependent on the degree of fusion of the fingers. When joined fingers share a single fingernail, the creation of two nails that both look normal is rarely possible. One nail will look more normal than the other. Some children require a second surgery, depending on the complexity of the syndactyly.


Fingers or toes (digits) may be fused together (syndactyly) or the webbing between them (inter-digital webbing) may extend far up the digits. Syndactyly is seen commonly between the second and third toes, and may sometimes be associated with a syndrome.

Repair of webbed fingers - series

The hand develops normally in the vast majority of people, resulting in five normally functioning digits.


Why the Procedure Is Performed


Before the Procedure

After the Procedure

Outlook (Prognosis)