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Apert's Syndrome

Like other craniofacial deformities, Apert’s Syndrome results from premature fusion of the skull and hypoplastic facial development, in which some of the bones of the face develop slower than others. Apert’s Syndrome can also result in a condition known as Syndactyly, or the fusion of fingers, often referred to as webbing.

The cranial and midfacial deformities of Apert’s Syndrome can be addressed surgically to decrease the risk of optic difficulties or blindess. In addition to the medical benefits, surgery provides children with a more balanced facial appearance and greater acceptance among their peers.

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