Hand Foot and Upper Limb team

Hand, Foot 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, foot 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, Foot and Upper Limb Secretaries: 0121 333 8285/8136