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If your baby or child has been born with short fingers that are webbed or conjoined, a condition called symbrachydactyly, the specialists at Boston Children’s Hospital can help.
Symbrachydactyly is rare, occurring in only about one in 32,000 newborns. It doesn’t run in families, and affects boys and girls equally. In symbrachydactyly, the fingers are abnormally short and webbed (or “conjoined”). The bones, muscles, ligaments, and nerves of the hand are usually affected.
The Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program provides comprehensive care involving occupational and physical therapy, splinting, casting and reconstructive surgeries for infants, children and adolescents with complex congenital, neuromuscular, sports-related oncologic and traumatic upper limb conditions.
You can have peace of mind knowing that the skilled experts in our Hand and Orthopedic Upper Extremity Program have treated thousands of babies and children with many bone-related conditions. We provide expert diagnosis, treatment and care, and we benefit from our advanced clinical and scientific research.
The specialists in the Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Program at Children's are experts in the management of congenital and acquired hand deformities. We recognize the social elements involved in pediatric hand surgery, so an essential part of these operations has been making the child's hand as symmetrical as possible with his unaffected hand.
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”