Congenital and acquired malformations of the hand and upper limb may present a broad spectrum of disorders ranging from minor soft tissue alterations to marked bone and joint deformities. These deformities in particular require long-term planning and frequent checkups during growth.
For many congenital malformations early consultation of a pediatric hand surgeon is beneficial to plan surgery before the child has increasing control over basic gross and fine motor skills. Even if a prenatal ultrasound has confirmed the presence of a congenital hand malformation, a prenatal consultation can be helpful for parents to discuss their expectations and the upcoming treatment.
Orthopedic care for the following pathologies of the immature hand and upper limb is offered: