Nemours’ world-renowned pediatric orthopedic surgeons have special training in hand, upper extremity, and microvascular surgery (surgery on very small blood vessels) which allows them to provide the most precise advice and treatment.
The nature of disorders, deformities, and disabilities involving the hand, wrist, elbow, and shoulder can vary a lot. They may be:
- present at birth (congenital)
- develop later in life (acquired)
- caused by an accident or injury (traumatic)
- associated with other medical problems (part of a syndrome)
And these orthopedic conditions can be complex in the way they affect the bones, muscles, tendons, nerves, and blood vessels.