Original Articles: PDF OnlyA Systematic Approach to Repair of SyndactylismChang, Bernard W. MD; Wilgis, E F Shaw MDAuthor Information From the Department of Hand Surgery, Raymond Curtis Hand Center, Union Memorial Hospital, and the Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, the Johns Hopkins Medical Institutions, Baltimore, MD. Annals of Plastic Surgery: March 1992 - Volume 28 - Issue 3 - p 252-256 Buy Abstract An approach to the repair of syndactyly is presented whereby the web space is dissected in anatomically defined planes. This technique is preferred because it allows a reliable means of removing interdigital fibrofatty tissue while preserving the neurovascular bundles. Digital contour is improved and wound healing is promoted by less skin tension due to removal of the fibrofatty tissue. © Williams & Wilkins 1992. All Rights Reserved.