Hand and Arm Disorders Program Patient Stories

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Madelung's Deformity: Natasha's Story

Natasha

After surgery for a rare hand condition, Natasha is back to cheerleading and playing softball. Her experience at CHOP confirmed her interest in a career in medicine.

Thumb Hypoplasia: Dean’s Story

Dean playing conga drums

Dean was born without bone or muscle in his left thumb. Surgeons at CHOP created a thumb using Dean's index finger. He's been unstoppable ever since!

Cerebral Palsy Hand Surgery: Lucas’s Story

Lucas smiling

For the first 10 years of his life, Lucas had limited use of his right hand due to cerebral palsy. A surgery at CHOP gave him the mobility and flexibility that Lucas had always hoped for.

Finger Reconstruction: Caleb’s Story

Caleb smiling

Caleb can now catch a ball with both hands, ride a bike and button up his own shirt, thanks to a series of reconstructive hand surgeries at CHOP to reduce scar tissues that limited his hand’s movement.


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