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Congenital Hand Clinic at the OrthoCarolina Hand Center

Many children are born with congenital differences in particular parts of their body.

Typically, these differences develop in the mother’s uterus during the baby’s growth and are due to genetic differences. Occasionally, these differences are detected before birth (during an ultrasound, for instance).

Most commonly, they are noticed after the child is born. Some differences are passed from generation to generation, while others are entirely spontaneous and random.  Most children that we treat have isolated upper extremity conditions; however, for some children it may be part of a syndrome that includes other medical or orthopedic problems such as heart, kidney, spine or lower limb abnormalities. Many of these conditions are quite rare, occurring only a few times a year countrywide. Each child has a unique situation, which requires a personalized approach and solution.


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