Extra digits found on one or both hands of the baby.

Most common on the little finger, may be only skin appendage or may contain bone. Surgery remains the only available option 

Key facts about Polydactyly

  • Hospital or an in –office procedure:  in- office procedure.
  • Anesthesia: local.
  • Incisions: small wounds.
  • Length of procedure: 15 minutes.
  • What to expect: 3-5 days till the wound heals fully. Dressing is usually covered for the first two days then application of antibiotic creams is usually required for 1 week.
  • Discomfort: mild
  • Long term result: the procedure is permanent. With minimal scaring.