How is symbrachydactyly treated?
Treatment depends on the severity of the condition. The treatment often includes therapy with an occupational or physical therapist and may include stretching, play and activities, and helping your child with activities of daily living. Children born with this condition usually do a very good job of learning to use their hand.
Treatment depends on the child’s overall health and whether surgery can improve the position, movement and function in the arm, wrist and hand.
About symbrachydactyly surgery
- Surgery may involve bones, tendons, ligaments, muscles, joints and/or nerves.
- The surgery will be done in the operating room under general anesthesia (the child is put to sleep).
- If your child is sick any time during the week before surgery, it is important to call the Hand and Upper Extremity Program to find out if the surgery should be rescheduled. The Hand nurse is available Monday through Friday for any questions you might have before the surgery.
- Cuts are made in the area to do the surgery.
- All cuts are closed with stitches.
Why choose Children’s Colorado for treatment of your child’s symbrachydactyly?
Our Hand and Upper Extremity Program team at Children’s Colorado provides a comprehensive, multidisciplinary approach to the care of your child. This means you have access to leading specialists from multiple departments who work together to treat your child.
Your child’s care team includes pediatric experts from orthopedic surgery, physical medicine, rehabilitation, occupational therapy and nursing.