Congenital and Pediatric Hand Surgery

Expert Corrective Surgery or Management for Children With Hand or Limb Abnormalities.

The Congenital and Pediatric Hand Surgery Team at the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute evaluates and treats a wide range of hand and upper arm abnormalities. We provide comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents with a wide range of complex conditions related to the hand, shoulder, arm, elbow, or wrist.

Our team's multidisciplinary care involves occupational and physical therapy, splinting, casting, and reconstructive surgeries for the following hand and upper limb conditions:

  • Congenital disorders
  • Sports-related injuries
  • Soft tissue and microvascular disorders
  • Traumatic or post-traumatic injuries
  • Rheumatoid arthritis and other inflammatory disorders
  • Benign and malignant tumor

Team of Pediatric Hand Experts

Our Congenital and Pediatric Hand Surgery team is led by Rey Ramirez, MD, a fellowship-trained pediatric hand surgeon. The team is composed of specialists in hand surgery, microsurgery, peripheral nerve reconstruction, physical medicine and rehabilitation, pain management, and physical and occupational therapy. Our goal is to provide unique, specialized care for your child through quality patient care, research, and education.

Care for Congenital Disorders of the Hand

Congenital anomalies are deformities that are present at birth. Any type of deformity in a newborn can become a challenge for your child as he or she grows. Hand deformities can be particularly disabling as your child learns to interact with the environment through the use of his or her hands. The degree of deformity can vary from a minor deformity, such as unequal fingers, to a severe deformity, such as total absence of a bone.

The Congenital and Pediatric Hand Surgery team at the Cooper Bone and Joint Institute can treat:

  • Absence of a finger
  • Amputations
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Bone deformities
  • Brachial plexus injuries
  • Amniotic constriction band syndrome
  • Hypoplastic (small) digits
  • Limb deficiency
  • Muscles or bones are underdeveloped or missing
  • Polydactyly, or duplications of fingers or thumb
  • Problems in formation including cleft hand, macrodactyly
  • Radial or ulnar deficiency (what was formerly called “club hand”)
  • Sports injuries in children and adolescents
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Syndactyly, simple and complex
  • Trigger fingers and thumbs

To make an appointment with one of our pediatric hand surgeons, please call 800.8.COOPER (800.826.6737).