Approximately one in every 700 infants is born with a congenital upper extremity abnormality. In addition, birth injury, cerebral palsy and trauma cause upper limb problems in countless other children.
Miami Children's Hospital, through its multidisciplinary Pediatric Upper Extremity Program, provides comprehensive care and rehabilitation for infants, children and young adults with congenital and acquired disorders of the upper limb.
Because no single surgeon can provide all of the necessary expertise to manage many complex problems, a team of surgical and rehabilitation specialists tailors an individualized treatment program for each child. State-of-the-art diagnostic and rehabilitation services are provided by a variety of highly skilled experts at Miami Children's Hospital. This collaborative effort makes the Miami Children's Hospital Pediatric Upper Extremity Program unique. Furthermore, each patient's care is overseen by the surgical director and a clinical coordinator, who work closely with the family to help them understand and select the best treatment options for their child.
A large number of medical specialists have been integrated into the program to ensure that the total needs of each child are met.
• Brachial Plexus Reconstruction (Erb's Palsy) and other peripheral nerve injuries
• Congenital hand and upper limb deformities and deficiencies
• Cerebral palsy and spastic hemiplegia
• Traumatic injuries
• Ulnar Nerve Sugery
• Hand Surgery (accidental and cogenital deformities -including burn cases)
• Orthopaedic surgery
• Plastic Reconstructive Surgery
• Neurology: Pediatric and Adult
John A. I. Grossman, M.D., F.A.C.S.
Director, Hand and Peripheral Nerve Surgery Unit
8940 North Kendall Drive #904E
Miami FL 33176
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