Your child deserves world-class orthopaedic care close to the comfort of home. Our specialists are trained in both orthopaedic surgery and pediatrics. They offer a wide range of treatments for fractures, sports injuries, congenital deformities and trauma affecting the hand, shoulder and elbow.
Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Pediatrics: Why Choose Wake Forest?
- Excellence in Pediatric Orthopedics: U.S. News & World Report ranks Brenner's Children's Hospital/Wake Forest among the nation's top pediatric orthopaedic programs, citing the program's excellence in preventing surgical complications. Learn more about Wake Forest Othopaedic Pediatrics.
- Family-Friendly Environment: You get access to full-time pediatric staff at Wake Forest's Brenner Children's Hospital, including the area's only pediatric anesthesiologists.
- Top Trauma Team in the State: Brenner's Children Hospital also operates the first and only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in North Carolina.
- Advanced Treatments: Our doctors were the first to use botulinum A toxin, commonly called Botox, to treat upper limb spasticity in pediatric patients with cerebral palsy.
Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Pediatric Conditions We Treat
From broken arms to complex reconstructive surgery, our pediatric orthopaedic surgeons provide unparalleled care for your child in the Winston-Salem-Greensboro region. We treat the full spectrum of pediatric upper extremity disorders, including:
- Bone Growth Issues
- Cerebral Palsy
- Congenital deformities
- Traumatic injury
- Upper Extremity Spasticity
Surgical Repair of Hand, Shoulder and Elbow Congenital Deformities
Our orthopaedic surgeons specialize in improving the function and appearance of congenital deformities of the hand and arm. Our expertise includes repair of:
- Trigger thumb
- Weakened forearms
- Radial club hand
- Radial longitudinal deficiency
- Webbed hands
Using Botox to Treat Cerebral Palsy at Wake Forest
Upper limb spasticity is a neurological condition where muscles in the hand and arm constantly contract, making it difficult for people to move their arm normally. Physicians at Wake Forest were the first in the world to use botulinum A toxin, commonly called Botox, to treat upper limb spasticity in pediatric patients with cerebral palsy. The treatment helps relieve muscle stiffness in patients' wrist, elbow and finger muscles and helps them regain movement without the need for more invasive procedures. Learn more about Upper Limb Spasticity at Wake Forest.
Pediatric Trauma to the Hand, Elbow and Shoulder
In spring 2011, Brenner Children's Hospital-part of Wake Forest-opened a new pediatric emergency department, the only one in the area that treats children exclusively. Brenner also operates the first and only Level 1 pediatric trauma center in North Carolina.
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