Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program

The Boston Children’s Hospital Orthopedic Center's Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program provides comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of complex hand and upper limb conditions (shoulder, arm, elbow, and wrist).

With more than 3,500 hand and upper extremity pediatric visits, and over 700 surgical procedures performed each year, our team of surgeons, nurses, hand therapists and prosthetists is one of the most experienced in the country. In addition, our experts specialize in caring for children with brachial plexus birth injuries.

Our hand and upper extremity areas of focus

We provide multidisciplinary care involving occupational and physical therapy, splinting, casting and reconstructive surgeries for the following conditions:

  • congenital
  • neuromuscular
  • sports-related
  • soft tissue and microvascular
  • traumatic or post-traumatic
  • tumors: benign and malignant