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"Our chief surgical goals with cleft hand are to close the cleft, optimize the thumb's function to preserve or enhance grasping, pinching and releasing movements, and improve the hand's appearance."
–Peter M. Waters, MD, Chief, Orthopedic Center; director, Hand & Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program; director, Brachial Plexus Program, Boston Children's Hospital
At Boston Children's Hospital, we understand how concerned you are if your baby was born with a hand deformity called cleft hand. Our Orthopedic Center’s Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program will approach your child’s condition with care and support—for your child and your whole family.
You can have peace of mind knowing that the skilled experts in our Orthopedic Center’s Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program have treated thousands of babies and children with cleft hand and many other hand problems. We provide expert diagnosis, treatment and care, and we benefit from our advanced clinical and scientific research.
Our Orthopedic Center—one of the first of its kind in the nation—is nationally known as a premiere center for orthopedic care of children and young adults with developmental, congenital, neuromuscular, sports related, traumatic and post-traumatic musculoskeletal problems.
Cleft hand: Reviewed by Peter M. Waters, MD
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