Syndactyly is the most frequently occurring congenital malformation of the limbs. Although common, few studies have reported treating syndactyly using Z-plasty with and without full-thickness grafting. We present a 2-year-old boy who presented to our clinic with ectrodactyly of the feet and simple complete syndactyly of two fingers on each hand. After ectrodactyly reconstruction, we used the excess foot skin to cover finger defects. The patient recovered well postoperatively, with matching skin and no trouble with hair growth. Use of a spare-parts technique can help avoid complications associated with harvesting grafts from other donor sites. The results reinforce the importance of coordinating reconstructive techniques when necessary for operative treatment of syndactyly of the hands.
Payne, Brielle K.; Mary E. Logue; Selina R. Silva; and Deana M. Mercer. "Spare-Parts Technique for Concurrent Treatment of Ectrodactyly of the Feet and Syndactyly of the Hands in a 2-Year-Old Boy: A Case Report." UNM Orthopaedic Research Journal 5, 1 (2016). https://digitalrepository.unm.edu/unm_jor/vol5/iss1/34