Conditions That May Require Hand Surgery

A wide range of hand surgeries are performed at Children's, including surgeries for:

Congenital hand differences

  • Absent digits
  • Amniotic band syndrome
  • Bent digits
  • Extra digits (also called polydactyly)
  • Problems related to cerebral palsy or brachial plexus injuries
  • Trigger fingers
  • Webbed digits (also called syndactyly)
  • Wrist problems (Madelung's deformity, radial longitudinal deficiency, ulnar longitudinal deficiency)


  • Bite wounds
  • Retained foreign bodies



  • Amputations
  • Broken bones
  • Compartment syndromes
  • Dislocated joints
  • Injuries to soft tissues (tendons, nerves, blood vessels)
  • Severe crush injuries
  • Nailbed injuries
  • Mallet finger (injury to the extensor tendon)
  • Rugger-jersey fingers (injury to the flexor tendon)