Research Article| Volume 46, ISSUE 4, P300-302, 1993

Reverse W-M plasty in the repair of congenital syndactyly: a new method

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      A W-M plasty is described as a means of establishing an interdigital web in the repair of congenital syndactyly. 25 cases of congenital syndactyly were operated using this method. The web created did not advance distally, nor cause a transverse scar-band.


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