Hand surgery

The hand surgery team at Children’s provides next-generation care to infants, children, and adolescents from throughout the Upper Midwest. Our goal is to provide your child with the best possible surgery experience.

At Children’s:

  • Your child’s surgery is performed by a team of professionals who specialize in the unique needs of children.
  • If necessary, your child’s pain is managed by an interdisciplinary pain management team.
  • Your child’s care includes the latest in surgical techniques, technology, and training.
  • Your child’s care providers invite you to be part of your child’s care team, because you know your child best.

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


  • Ganglion cysts
  • Hemangiomas
  • Lipomas
  • Vascular malformations (see also Children’s vascular anomalies program)


  • 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)


Contact us

  • If you are a family member looking for a Children’s specialist in hand surgery, or pediatric hand surgery requiring anesthesia, please visit Find a doctor.
  • If you are a health professional looking for a dental, oral, or maxillofacial consultation or referral information, please call Children’s Physician Access at 1-866-755-2121 (toll-free).