Congenital hand deformities can interfere with the proper development and use of the hand. Our board-certified plastic surgeon in New Jersey has undergone extensive training in hand surgery and can, therefore, help a patient born with certain congenital defects.
Our NJ plastic surgeon’s first step will be to provide a consultation. He will examine the patient and explain the possible procedures, any risks and the probable outcome of the surgery. He will also explain the recovery and rehabilitation.
Syndactyly is a common congenital deformity in which at least two of the fingers on a hand are fused together. The condition most commonly involves the middle and the ring fingers. Syndactyly affects both hands about half the time. The condition often runs in families.
There are several different types of syndactyly, and the procedure chosen will depend on the type. Syndactyly can be complete or incomplete. In complete syndactyly, the fusion goes all the way up to the fingertips; in incomplete syndactyly, the fusion only goes part of the way up.
In simple syndactyly, the fingers are joined only by skin and other soft tissues. In this type, the patient has webbed fingers. The surgery for simple syndactyly is relatively straightforward: The surgeon removes the webbing and then covers the wound.
In complex syndactyly, the cartilage and bones of the affected fingers are also fused. In complicated syndactyly, the fingers are fused in a way other than the usual side-by-side. This condition is often further complicated by malformed, missing or extra bones.
Fortunately, our skilled plastic surgeon in NJ is able to correct this and many other types of congenital defects in the hand. Whether you are dealing with short, missing or deformed fingers or abnormal tendons and nerves, Dr. Rauscher can likely find a solution to make your hands look normal.
Just because you were born with a congenital defect does not mean that you should be forced to live with it for the rest of your life. There are countless reconstructive surgery procedures available at our office in New Jersey that are designed to restore both appearance and functionality in the area of concern.
Dr. Gregory E. Rauscher and his team in Hackensack, New Jersey are not only skilled when it comes to cosmetic surgical procedures, but they are also capable of treating a variety of congenital defects. Plastic surgery does not just involve cosmetic procedures like liposuction, a tummy tuck and breast augmentation. It also involves reconstructive surgery. Contact us today to schedule a consultation to learn more!