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Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic

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Overview

We are one of the few programs in the country that specializes in the care of the hand and upper extremity in infants, children and teens. We offer the full range of services – from microsurgical reconstruction of bones and soft tissue, to reconstructive surgery for injuries, to the treatment of congenital deformities and other conditions such as cysts, masses and nerve conditions.

We have one focus: kids.

Your child's hands, wrists, arms and shoulders are still growing. If his joint, muscles or tendons are damaged, he needs specialized care. We have the knowledge and experience to evaluate and treat all types of hand and upper extremity problems in infants, children and teens. We are sensitive to the differences and needs of the growing child. 

We offer a host of treatment options including casting, bracing and therapeutic modalities. At times, reconstructive surgeries, including nerve repair, tendon repairs or transfers, fracture fixation, skeletal lengthening and microvascular surgery, are used.

For kids with athletic injuries of the hand, wrist and elbow, we work closely with our colleagues in sports medicine and rehabilitation to improve recovery and return to play.

Conditions we treat.

We evaluate and treat children with congenital differences of the upper extremity as well as acquired and traumatic disorders of the hand, wrist and elbow. Among the conditions we treat are:

  • polydactyly (extra digits)
  • syndactyly (webbed or joined fingers)
  • cerebral palsy
  • joint contractures
  • amniotic band syndrome
  • sports injuries to hand, wrist and elbow

Locations/Contact Us

Contact Hand and Upper Extremity Clinic

330-543-3500

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Orthopedics
Akron Children's Hospital Specialty Care
Considine Professional Building
215 W. Bowery St.
Suite 7200
Akron, Ohio 44308
Fax: 330-543-5001
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Our Doctors/Providers

Drew Engles
Drew Engles, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon