Extra Toes (Polydactyly)
About 1 out of 1,000 people are born with extra toes. There may be an extra metatarsal bone present or the metatarsal bone may be branched as well. Webbing of toes is also associated with this condition. Having extra toes can make wearing shoes difficult and most parents elect to have their child’s the extra digit removed. Surgery may be considered after 1 year of age. The complexity of the surgery depends on the pattern of extra toes, the amount of toes, and if syndactyly or extra metatarsals are present.
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