Hand Foot and Upper Limb team

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Coronavirus: We are still here for you!

During this challenging time, please know the Hand and Upper Limb team of consultants, support staff and OTs are still working hard as ever and able to support you, either on email, the telephone or video call.  If you have any questions or would like to have a conversation, simply email our department email box which is monitored daily during business hours:  bwc.handsandupperlimb@nhs.net.   We will organise the best way to communicate with you and your child.  We don't want you to feel as if you can't contact us with any questions or concerns during this time.  We have drafted a number of helpful documents for you which you can find here on our website.  We also have a link to some child-friendly detail about Covid-19.  We wish you all the best and look forward to continuing to care for you.

Hand and Upper Limb

We are a specialist children's multidisciplinary team which creates treatment plans including rehabilitation, for patients requiring hand, foot and upper limb treatment.

We work closely with several different specialisms at the hospital such as orthopaedics, anaesthetics, radiology and neurophysiology. We are able to assess and offer surgery or other therapies to improve the form and function for the most complex and rare disorders of the upper limb in babies and children from a very early age.

Our hand and upper limb service treat children with congenital deformities and other conditions of the hand, foot and upper limb including injury, tumours and nerve palsies. We see children from all over the UK with forearm deformities, effects of obstetric brachial plexus injury, arthrogryposis, cerebral palsy, vascular anomalies of the limbs and rheumatoid wrist problems.

We offer a uniquely holistic approach through our multidisciplinary clinics. We also support other services within the hospital managing rare hereditary conditions such as epidermolysis bullosa (a serious skin condition) and the mucopolysaccharidoses (a group of metabolic disorders).

Conditions that we treat include all types of congenital hand and upper limb conditions as well as congenital forefoot conditions:

  • Small extra fifth digits
  • Trigger Thumbs
  • Complex extra digits and thumbs, as well as toes
  • Extra thumbs
  • Fused fingers
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Poland's Syndrome
  • Camptodactyly
  • Radial longitudinal growth disturbance
  • Arthrogryposis

We assess and treat upper limb birth injuries including nerve injuries (to make a referral please use our proforma). 

We assess and treat acquired conditions of the hand, foot and upper limb including all types of hand trauma as well as 'lumps and bumps' such as cancerous lesions.

Contact us

Hand and Upper Limb Secretaries: 0121 333 8285 / 0121 333 8136

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