Since the Fracture Care Program’s inception in 2009, the number of hand-specific fractures, sprains and strains has grown. The orthopaedic hand surgeons working with the Hand and Upper Extremity Program also participate in the Fracture Care Program.
What does this data mean?
This graph shows the number of hand fractures, sprains and strains in children and teens that were treated in our Emergency Departments and Urgent Care Centers in 2009, 2010 and 2011.
Why are these volumes important?
Caring for thousands of children throughout Georgia, the Southeast and internationally, our team provides comprehensive care, including occupational and physical therapy, splinting and casting. When surgery is needed, we collaborate with pediatric hand and plastic surgeons on the Children’s medical staff. This specialized care helps ensure better recoveries, meaning children are back to their active lives sooner.
How do we make sure we are providing high-quality care?
Our Hand and Upper Extremity team has additional years of special training to treat infants, children and teens whose bodies are still growing and developing.
- Children’s works with six pediatric hand surgeons. We work closely with these surgeons to treat patients and communicate with your family’s doctor.
Together, we combine the latest technology and clinical methods to offer comprehensive, coordinated care with a family-centered approach.
We also offer early diagnosis through our consultative services and onsite diagnostics.