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Specialized care for hand conditions

Specialized care for hand conditions

Specialists from the hand clinic at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Spokane provide care for children with problems affecting their hands. Our hand surgeons treat congenital conditions as well as fractures and injuries, which can affect the way a child’s hand works or looks.

Anomalies present at birth

A congenital condition is one that is present at birth. Some hand irregularities are inherited and others are caused by developmental problems while the baby is still in the womb. The congenital hand anomalies treated at the Spokane Shriners Hospital include:

  • Extra fingers, or polydactyly
  • Webbed fingers, or syndactyly
  • Missing fingers, or symbrachydactyly
  • Abnormal thumbs, or trigger thumb

Conditions caused by injury

Many of our patients come to us because of injuries like fractures or trauma to tendons or nerves. When a child sustains a hand or wrist injury, it is important they see a pediatric hand specialist because a child’s bones are subject to a unique injury called a growth plate fracture. Learn more about growth plate injuries.

Care designed for children

The hand specialists at the Spokane Shriners Hospital are specially trained to diagnose and treat pediatric and adolescent conditions. Children seen in the hand clinic will receive individualized treatment plans, which could include surgery, rehabilitation, casting and/or bracing. Most surgeries can be performed as an outpatient procedure.

Our medical staff will treat your child’s hand problems with expertise and compassion, focusing on restoration of form and function to get them back to their everyday lives as quickly as possible.


Access to care from our hand specialists is simple. Anyone – a provider, a Shriner or a parent – can set up an appointment for a child to be seen at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Spokane. Call the referral coordinator at 509-623-0431 or 888-895-5951 for an appointment.