Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program | Patient Resources

Preparing For Your Visit at Boston Children's Hospital

The team of experts in the Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program provides comprehensive care to children and adolescents with congenital or acquired hand and upper extremity problems, including:

  • Advanced techniques of fracture and micro-surgical care for complex fractures and soft tissue (skin, nerve, tendons, muscles, ligaments and blood vessel) injuries to the hand and upper extremity. 
  • Post-traumatic reconstruction of complex injuries.  
  • Care for the hand and upper extremity benign and malignant tumors working closely with the Bone And Soft Tissue Tumor Program.  
  • Comprehensive care for acute and chronic sports related injuries to the hand and upper extremity.  
  • Emergency and urgent care for a wide array of complex fractures and soft tissue injuries to the hand and upper extremity as a member of Boston Children's Level I Trauma Center.  
  • Consultation and surgical care for children and young adults with neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy (CP) and arthrogryposis in conjunction with the Departments of Neurology, NeurosurgeryPhysical Therapy and Occupational Therapy
  • Cast Care and Maintenance

Hand Condition Fact Sheets

Download PDF fact sheets of hand and upper extremity conditions and treatments:

Arthrygryposis  Macrodactyly  Symbrachydactyly 
Camptodactyly  Madelung's Deformity  Syndactyly 
Cleft Hand  Osteochondroma  Thumb Duplication 
Clinodactyly  Polydactyly  Thumb Hypoplasia & Aplasia 
Constriction Band Syndrome  Radial Longitudinal Deficiency  Ulnar Longitudinal Deficiency 
Enchondroma  Radioulnar Synostosis   

External Resources

Publications and Research

View our ongoing hand and upper extremity research.