Early surgical intervention in Apert's syndactyly.

  title={Early surgical intervention in Apert's syndactyly.},
  author={L R Barot and H. S. Caplan},
  journal={Plastic and reconstructive surgery},
  volume={77 2},
The hand deformities in Apert's syndrome are among the most complex congenital hand problems to reconstruct due to the skeletal malalignment, symphalangism, and progressive functional deficits with growth. Ten children with Apert's syndactyly underwent early surgical intervention (mean age 8.4 months) as part of a staged program of digital separation leading to completion of both hands by the age of 2 years. The incidence of major complications was low, rate of revision (18 percent) acceptable… CONTINUE READING