Bone, Joint and Muscle Conditions

Syndactyly Symptoms and Diagnosis

Symptoms of Syndactyly

Children with syndactyly are born with two or more fingers or toes that are joined. The joined digits may look webbed, and they may not move well.

For some children, syndactyly is only one feature of a more complex genetic condition or other syndrome. These children will have other signs and symptoms.

Syndactyly Diagnosis

If your child is born with joined fingers or toes, the doctor will examine your child carefully. During the exam, the doctor will check for other signs to tell whether your child has a more complex condition.

Your child may need an X-ray to see whether the phalanges are joined or only the skin and soft tissues are joined. If the doctor thinks your child might have a more complex condition linked with syndactyly, your child may have other tests.