When you begin to research amniotic band syndrome, you are sure to find that this is an uncommon malformation that takes place in one out of every couple thousand infants. This is a condition that is not inherited, so you are not going to pass it down to your child and the chances are slim that there will be a second child born to you with it. However, you will still want to take your time to find out what all of your options are with amniotic band syndrome treatment in Mukilteo so that you can give your child nothing but the best.
This is a condition that takes place whenever the amnion, or the inner membrane of the amniotic sac, ruptures. This rupturing can lead to a loosening of the fibrous bands within and leave them floating inside the amniotic fluid around the baby. There are some instances where the bands will become wrapped around the baby and it can lead to damage of the digits, hands, feet or limbs.
Some of the effects of amniotic band syndrome will include:
- Deformity of the fingernails or toenails
- Discrepancy in the length of the limbs
- Constriction of the distal ring
- Webbed digits (known as syndactyly)
- Club foot
- Swelling or distal lynphedema
In a more severe case, there may be a call for surgery that is performed on the unborn fetus. When you have a mild to moderate case, there might be the possibility of waiting until the child is born to have surgery or to perform other corrective measures.
If you are seeking answers and guidance regarding amniotic band syndrome treatment in Mukilteo, call Mill Creek Foot and Ankle Clinic today at (425)482-6663. We look forward to talking with you.