Hand and Arm Disorders Program Conditions We Treat
We treat a wide variety of congenital disorders, injuries and tumors of the hand and arm, including:
- Syndactyly: Fingers that are webbed or jointed together; this is one of the most common hand disorders.
- Polydactyly: Extra fingers or thumb duplication; this is one of the most common hand disorders.
- Hypoplastic digits: Missing or underdeveloped fingers.
- Macrodactyly: Abnormally large fingers.
- Camptodactyly: A flexed finger (bent at the middle joint) that cannot straighten. Most often affects the small finger. Seen in newborns, but may develop in young adolescents.
- Clinodactyly: An abnormally bent or curved finger.
- Cleft hand: A split hand that is usually V-shaped and may also include missing fingers.
- Radioulnar synostosis: An abnormal fusion of the bones in the forearm.
- Radial club hand: The radius bone in the forearm is missing or didn't form properly during prenatal development.
- Trigger finger: A common cause of bent thumbs in pre-school age children that is effectively cured by a surgery, not caused by injury.
- Ulnar club hand: The ulna forearm bone wasn't formed properly during prenatal development, leading to an abnormally bent wrist.
- Madelung deformity: An abnormally aligned wrist.
- Erb's Palsy: A form of paralysis caused by trauma to the upper brachial plexus in the spinal cord, usually during childbirth.
- Limb defects: A condition where part of the hand or arm fails to form properly during prenatal development.
- Injuries such as fractures, dislocations, tendon injuries, nerve injuries, burns and replantation of limbs (reattachment).
- Tumors such as bone tumors, endochondroma, osteochondroma, sarcoma, skin cancer, hemangioma, ganglion cyst and soft tissue tumor.