Hand & Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program | Overview

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Hand and Upper Extremity Program at Boston Children's Hospital

The 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 palsies.

Our specialties

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 

In the News

Youth Baseball and Surgery for Overuse Injuries
The Wall Street Journal, June 6, 2016

Challenging Case: A child with a Monteggia fracture
Notes, October 26, 2015

Expert’s Corner: Three tricky hand and upper extremity injuries
Notes, June 24, 2015

Tommy John surgery and teen pitchers: what you need to know
Sports Illustrated,
 September 8, 2014

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- Sandra L. Fenwick, President and CEO

Boston Children's Hospital
300 Longwood Avenue, Boston, MA 02115
For Patients: 617-355-6000
For Referring Providers: 844-BCH-PEDS | 844-224-7337