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  • Stonecrest Physicians Building
    300 Stonecrest Blvd, Ste 450

    Smyrna, TN 37167
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  • Brentwood Office
  • 10644 Concord Road
    Brentwood, TN 37027
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  • Hermitage Office
  • Summit Outpatient Center
    3901 Central Pike, Ste 353

    Hermitage, TN 37076
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  • Lebanon Office
  • 1424 Baddour Pkwy, Ste E
    Lebanon, TN 37087
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  • Bellevue Office
  • 140 Belle Forest Circle
    Nashville, TN 37221
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  • Mt. Juliet Office
  • 660 S. Mt. Juliet Road, Suite 120
    Mt. Juliet, TN 37122
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  • Waverly Office
  • 110 Hillwood Drive
    Waverly, TN 37185
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Information on Amniotic Band Syndrome

Amniotic Band Syndrome (ABS) is a rare congenital abnormality. With ABS, fetal parts, usually a limb or digits, become tangled or trapped in the fibrous amniotic bands while in utero. It can cause the baby's feet to be disfigured. ABS affects approximately one in every 1,200 live births. It is believed to be the cause of 178 in 10,000 miscarriages as well. Some researchers think ABS is caused by early amniotic rupture, which causes the formation of fibrous strands. The the limbs and appendages then get tangled in the fibrous strands.

Treatment for ABS could include surgery. Surgical excision of the fibrous band and any necrotic tissue may be necessary.

Please contact our office to discuss your specific diagnosis and treatment options.


Matthew D. Neuhaus, DPM, FACFAS
Podiatrist, Board Certified Surgeon and Founder of Neuhaus Foot and Ankle