Syndactyly is the most common congenital malformation of the limbs, with an incidence of 1 in 2000-3000 live births.  Syndactyly can be classified as simple when it involves soft tissues only and classified as complex when it involves the bone or nail of adjacent fingers. (from emedicine)

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In simple syndactyly, the third web space between the long finger and the ring finger is the area most commonly involved, followed by the fourth, second, and (rarely) first web spaces. Bilateral involvement is found in 50% of patients. (from emedicine)

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