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Hand and Extremity Program

Hands are a special human feature. When a child has a hand malformation or injury, the entire family is keenly focused on finding medical resources to maximize the child’s future hand-use potential.
The Hand and Extremity Program at Nicklaus Children's is dedicated to giving children with hand deformities and hand injuries the best possible outcome. It is the only program in Florida specializing exclusively in the treatment of pediatric hand and extremity surgical and therapeutic needs.

Conditions Treated by the Team

The program provides treatment for a full range of hand-surgical needs, including:

The Nicklaus Children's Hospital Hand and Extremity Surgery Team

The team includes pediatric plastic and reconstructive surgeons who specialize in the treatment of congenital limb differences – often referred to as dysmelia – and hand and limb injuries. The team utilizes the latest microsurgical reconstruction techniques to enhance outcomes.

The surgical team is supported by a network of pediatric occupational therapists who work in concert with the physician to support the child in developing and restoring function of hands and extremities after surgical repair.


Pediatric Surgery
Dr. Chad Perlyn, plastic surgeon and co-director of the operating room, explains why the surgical procedures and environment at Miami Children's Hospital are so special.
For more information about the division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, or to schedule an appointment, please call 305-278-5951.

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