Macrodactyly is an uncommon, congenital condition in which a baby’s toes or fingers are abnormally large due to the overgrowth of the underlying bone and soft tissue. The cause of this condition is unknown.

A pediatric orthopedist can diagnose macrodactyly based on a child’s history and physical examination of the hands and feet. The doctor may also take x-rays or have an MRI performed.

Treatment for macrodactyly depends on if the condition is static or progressive. Some treatment options include the following:

  • Surgery
    • Soft tissue debulking
    • Shortening procedures
    • Resection
  • Watchful waiting

For more information about macrodactyly or to schedule an appointment, call 314.454.5437 or 800.678.5437 or email us.