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Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity Conditions

Golisano Children's Hospital of Southwest Florida has joined forces with Pediatric Orthopedics of SWFL to expand pediatric hand and upper extremity conditions services in Southwest Florida. POSWFL is the only pediatric fellowship trained orthopaedic surgeons in SWFL who treat a significant number of hand and upper limb issues. 

Whether your child has a congenital condition, an injury, or a complex issue, Lee Health can provide the expertise and resources to care to your child’s needs. We provide comprehensive care for infants, children, adolescents, and young adults with a wide range of injuries of the hand, wrist, arm, elbow, and shoulder.

Common Injuries and Conditions

We treat a wide variety of congenital disorders, injuries and tumors of the hand and arm, including:

  • Fractures and Dislocations
  • Limb defects
  • Tumors and Cysts
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Trigger Finger

Congenital or Developmental conditions including:

  • Syndactyly: Fingers that are webbed or joined together
  • Polydactyly: Extra fingers or thumb duplication
  • Hypoplastic digits: Missing or underdeveloped fingers.
  • Macrodactyly: Abnormally large fingers.
  • Camptodactyly: A flexed finger (bent at the middle joint) that cannot straighten. Most often affects the small finger.
  • Clinodactyly: An abnormally bent or curved finger.
  • Cleft hand: A split hand that is usually V-shaped
  • Radioulnar synostosis: An abnormal fusion of the bones in the forearm.
  • Radial club hand: The radius bone in the forearm is missing or didn’t form properly during prenatal development.
  • Ulnar club hand: The ulna bone wasn’t formed properly during prenatal development
  • Madelung deformity: An abnormally aligned wrist.


Every treatment decision we make is dependant of each patient’s age, stage of growth, and potential future growth. Not all hand and upper extremity conditions require surgery – most can be treated with splinting/casting/braces, physical therapy, and rehabilitation.

Traumatic injuries or conditions specifically can require surgery. Your specialist will be able to answer any questions about the best treatment options for your child.  

If your child has a hand or upper extremity condition reach out to your primary care provider who can refer you to a specialist.

Pediatric Orthopedics of SWFL Locations

Fort Myers: 15821 Hollyfern Court, Fort Myers, FL 33908

Naples: 3361 Pine Ridge Rd, Suite 202, Naples, FL 34109

Phone : 239-432-5100

Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM