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Hand or Upper Extremity Clinic


Pediatric orthopedic specialists treat injuries, diseases and disorders of the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones and the structures that support bones and movement, such as joints, ligaments, tendons, nerves and muscles.

Why Children's Health℠?

At Children’s Health, you can be sure your child will get the best possible care from a multidisciplinary team of orthopedic specialists with the expertise and resources to diagnose and treat the entire range of congenital and hereditary orthopedic disorders.



Conditions We Treat

The comprehensive care that our orthopedic experts offer children includes treatment for injuries such as bone fractures, congenital or hereditary disorders, disorders related to growth and development and neuromuscular disorders. The multidisciplinary team is made up of outstanding orthopedic hand surgeons, occupational therapists, and a certified hand therapist for inpatient and outpatient care. 

When your child has a disorder that affects the hand or arm, the team at the Pediatric Orthopedic Hand Clinic offers a full range of services, including:

  • Microsurgical reconstruction to bones and soft tissue
  • Reconstructive surgery for acute injuries to the hand and upper extremity
  • Treatment of non-traumatic conditions such as cysts, masses, nerve conditions, and congenital deformities.

In addition to providing surgery and reconstructive trauma care, our specialists offer custom casting or splinting. We work closely with occupational therapists and a certified hand therapist to design individualized programs for your child. 

Exceptional Care

Children’s Health offers exceptional care for these and other orthopedic disorders. In 2014, U.S. New & World Report ranked ours the No. 5 pediatric orthopedic program in the United States. The department is also consistently ranked as one of the Top 10 of its kind in the nation by Parents magazine. The orthopedic service is provided by Children’s Health and Texas Scottish Rite Hospital for Children through the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. 


 Our physicians also are faculty members of the orthopedic department at UT Southwestern. There, they have access to and participate in research that is instrumental in developing treatments, therapies and a greater understanding of pediatric orthopedic diseases. Our orthopedic hand surgeons are involved in research on new methods for treating orthopedic disorders and they teach special courses on pediatric hand trauma for primary care providers.