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 each 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.
Update Date 9/8/2014
Updated by: C. Benjamin Ma, MD, Assistant Professor, Chief, Sports Medicine and Shoulder Service, UCSF Department of Orthopaedic Surgery, San Francisco, CA. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Isla Ogilvie, PhD, and the A.D.A.M. Editorial team.