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Pediatric Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Pediatric Hand Surgery and Peripheral Nerve Surgery

Children explore the world with their hands. As young adults, they use their hands to practice and perfect their skills and talents, from the sports field to the orchestra hall. Drawing upon in-depth experience and using advanced technology, our team treats infants, children and adolescents so they can heal and recover.

Treating everything from dislocations and fractures to infections and congenital conditions, our pediatric hand surgery program in Plano and Dallas welcomes hundreds of patients each month for first-time visits, surgical intervention and rehabilitation and therapy.

The UT Southwestern physicians who lead our team are highly specialized hand surgeons devoted to innovative and compassionate care. Representing ACGME-accredited hand fellowship programs at UCLA, UT Southwestern and Washington University, the providers at Children’s Health℠ are considered leaders in their field.

Conditions We Treat

  • Amniotic band sequence (constriction ring deformity)
  • Brachial Plexus birth palsy (obstetric brachial plexus palsy)
  • Brachial Plexus injury
  • Carpal tunnel syndrome
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Duplicate thumb
  • Facial reanimation
  • Finger dislocation
  • Finger fractures
  • Finger sprain
  • Free toe transfer
  • Functional muscle transfer (vascularized free gracilis transfer)
  • Gamekeeper's thumb
  • Ganglion cyst
  • Giant cell tumor
  • Hand burns
  • Hypoplastic thumb (thumb absence)
  • Lipoma
  • Lower extremity coverage
  • Malignant tumors
  • Nerve palsy
  • Nerve palsy after transverse myelitis
  • Nerve laceration
  • Pigmented lesions
  • Pollicization
  • Polydactyly
  • Post-Burn Contracture Nail bed Injury Wound Management
  • Post-stroke Palsy
  • Post-traumatic palsy
  • Radial longitudinal deficiency (radial club hand)
  • Reconstruction (Tendon Lacerations Amputation)
  • Replantation (Tendon Lacerations Amputation)
  • Scapholunate ligament tear
  • Scar revision
  • Skier's thumb
  • Triangular fibrocartilage complex tear (TFCC injury)
  • Vascular malformations
  • Vascularized bone graft
  • Wrist sprain
the hands of two football players handing off the ball

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Girl hand surgery patient playing the piano

We work hand-in-hand with the Children’s Health Andrews Institute for Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine


The pediatric hand surgery team at Children’s Health provides comprehensive treatment for sports injuries in young athletes and overuse injuries by children who play musical instruments.

Our goal is to get kids back to the sports and performances they love using the most minimally invasive approach.

Same-day trauma appointments featuring in-office imaging and casting

When traumatic hand injuries happen, we are by your side™ with same-day appointments in our Plano location.Many hand and peripheral nerve conditions are caused by injuries, but others occur in children who are born with congenital conditions. Our pediatric hand program is recognized around the world for its outcomes in both types of hand problems.

In fact, Program Director, Jonathan Cheng, M.D., is part of a team perfecting electrical interfaces that record and stimulate nerves to supply movement and feeling to a prosthetic hand. This could be life-changing for children with hand amputations.

Kids are like starfish. They are so resilient and heal quickly.
Purushottam Nagarkar, M.D

Proud to offer individualized treatment, conservative management

Surgery is rarely the first line of treatment. The pediatric hand surgeons at Children’s Health bring more than 17 years of combined experience, and they manage injuries with interventional and restorative hand therapy when possible.

Our multidisciplinary team has a long history together treating pediatric hand patients and works collaboratively to provide comprehensive and compassionate care. The team includes:

  • Pediatric hand surgeons
  • Physician assistants
  • Hand therapists
  • Pediatric-focused nursing and medical staff
  • Child psychologists
  • Child life specialists
  • Social workers

We treat every child as if they were our own. Contact our caring pediatric hand surgery team in Plano and Dallas today to learn more about our program. Have questions about your first appointment? Learn more about what you can expect before, during and after your appointment.

Meet the Care Team