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Hand and upper extremity program

Hand and upper extremity program

The hand and upper extremity program at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Houston provides care for children with conditions that affect their hands, arms or shoulders. Some of these conditions may be present at birth (congenital). Other conditions are acquired, like hand fractures or other post-traumatic issues that may happen throughout a child’s life. All can affect the way your child's hand or arm works or how it looks.

Our staff provide a multidisciplinary approach to care that combines the talents of a leading-edge team of specialists (trained in pediatrics), including hand surgeons, pediatricians, nurses, orthotists and therapists, to achieve better outcomes for your child. The Houston Shriners Hospital’s hand and upper extremity program offers a wide range of services in a convenient, single location – something that is not readily available elsewhere. We have the collective experience and ability to provide continuity of care across an entire spectrum of treatment that is unique.

We offer a weekly hand clinic and three regular specialty clinics for children with neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, arthrogryposis and brachial plexus palsy.

We also have expertise in helping children and their families understand the child’s condition and treatment options, and how to cope. When families face congenital, complex or lifelong conditions, or when their child is in pain, we know it can be hard. Our goal is to improve each child’s abilities and quality of life.