Outpatient Hand Surgery

The number of outpatient hand surgical cases has steadily increased since the development of the Hand and Upper Extremity Program in 2010.

What does this data mean? 
This graph shows the increase in outpatient surgeries performed by hand surgeons and plastic surgeons on the Children’s active medical staff from 2009 to 2012. The Hand and Upper Extremity Program was formally launched in January 2010.

Why are outpatient hand surgery volumes important? 
When choosing medical services for your child, you want an experienced team. Our pediatric-trained hand and plastic surgeons perform hundreds of hand surgeries on children throughout Georgia, the Southeast and internationally each year. Our experience 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 have the only pediatric on-site, hospital-based orthotics and prosthetics practice in Georgia.

After surgical intervention, we offer hand and upper extremity therapy services to help patients reach the highest level of function possible.