Hand and Arm Disorders Program Patient Stories

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Madelung's Deformity: Natasha's Story


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.