Pfeiffer Sydrome: Physical Traits

The Hands and Feet:
With Pfeiffer syndrome, the thumbs and the big toes are usually wider than normal. This trait does not require any treatment, but it is one of the findings that geneticists most rely on to make the diagnosis of Pfeiffer syndrome.  Although it is rare, there may also be fusion of the fingers or toes, called syndactyly.  I believe that these syndactylies need to be separated, and this is best done at experienced centers.  This separation can sometimes be coordinated with skull surgery, or other operations, in order to reduce the total number of operations.