Hand and upper extremity conditions
At Randall Children's Orthopedics we offer comprehensive evaluation and treatment for any hand and upper extremity condition in children, from congenital (conditions you are born with) to traumatic injury.
What are common upper extremity conditions?
A variety of conditions can lead to pain or poor function of the upper extremities, from the neck and shoulder down to the fingertips. These include:
- Trauma injuries, including fractures, sprains, nerve injuries and wounds or cuts
- Congenital conditions such as extra fingers (polydactyly), webbing or fusing between fingers (syndactyly), and club hand (radial diplasia)
- Acquired conditions such as ganglions (a mass of tissue) and trigger thumbs
- Neuromuscular-related conditions like Cerebral Palsy, Brachial Plexus Birth Palsy, and Muscular Dystrophy
Treating hand and upper extremity conditions
Our pediatric-trained staff take a comprehensive look at how each child is able to function with his or her upper extremity condition, and tailor the treatment approach from there. The primary goal of treatment is to help the child have the very best functional outcome long-term.
Treatment for hand and upper extremity conditions may include:
- Hand or upper extremity surgery, including amputation