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Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Program

The Hand and Reconstructive Microsurgery Program offers specialized care for patients with a wide range of degenerative, traumatic, congenital, and microvascular conditions of the hand, wrist, and upper extremities. Combined training in pediatric orthopedics, hand surgery, plastic surgery, and microsurgery allows our surgeons to provide a level of care unmatched in most other hospital settings. This integrative approach results in better care of patients and more innovative approaches in the medical treatment of the upper extremities. Our focus is on restoring function to the patient.

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Why Families Choose Us

Pediatric-Focused Care with Long-Term Goals

  • Specialists at UCSF Benioff Children's Hospital Oakland diagnose and treat a variety of congenital and acquired reconstructive problems involving the hand.
  • Regardless of age, our specialists address each child’s future growth as part of the treatment plan, helping your child achieve the best functionality and experience the least disruption to his or her normal activities.

Northern California Microsurgery Services and Support

  • The Hand and Microsurgery Department is part of the Children’s Hospital Oakland Pediatric Orthopedic Department is the busiest in the Bay Area, with over 13,000 patient visits a year.
  • Physical therapy professionals head up our follow-up care and services. Non-surgical rehabilitation treatments (including custom splinting, patient and family education, and functional exercise programs) may be provided by Children’s Hospital Oakland staff or referred to a local provider in your area in order to ensure the quality of care continues after you leave our hospital.

Access to Orthopedic, Plastic Surgery, and Reconstruction Professionals

  • Hand and Microsurgery services are provided jointly by Orthopedics and Plastic Surgery specialists, ensuring that your child has access to the top surgeons and surgical staff available for his or her unique condition.
  • Microsurgery techniques aren't restricted to just hand surgeries. We also provide treatment for complex reconstruction of the face as well as facial reanimation and restoration of the smile.