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The Section of Hand Surgery at Children's Mercy Kansas City cares for children with a wide variety of upper extremity differences. The program is recognized by Parents magazine for “best orthopedic care.“ We care for patients at three of the Children’s Mercy facilities in both Kansas and Missouri.  

Our team

The Section of Hand Surgery has a team of hand surgeons who work together to make our program one of the most robust in the nation to focus exclusively on children. Our surgeons are uniquely trained and experienced in pediatric hands, wrists and upper extremity repair in order to offer comprehensive care and evaluation for a wide range of congenital or acquired conditions, including neuromuscular disorders such as cerebral palsy, and peripheral nerve disorders, including brachial plexopathy, trauma and microsurgical reconstruction.


Nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report

  • Splinting, stretching, and/or manipulation by physician or therapist

  • Therapy to strengthen, stretch, and improve function of the hand

  • Surgery

  • Prosthetics 


Traumatic and overuse injuries

Congenital Hand Differences

  • Webbed fingers

  • Extra fingers, thumb duplication

  • Trigger thumb/finger

  • Underdeveloped thumbs or fingers

  • Missing or small fingers

  • Radioulnar synostosis

  • Missing or underdeveloped forearm bones

  • Cleft hand

  • Amniotic Band Syndrome

  • Arthrogryposis

  • Bent/curved digits 

Neuromuscular Conditions

  • Brachial plexus birth palsy

  • Cerebral palsy

  • Carpal and cubital tunnel


  • Ganglion cyst

  • Osteochondroma

  • Enchondroma

  • Neuroma

Children's Mercy is an American College of Surgeons Verified Center

Highest Level of Surgical Care

Children’s Mercy is one of only 10 centers in the nation to be verified as a Level 1 Children’s Surgery Center — the highest possible rating — by the American College of Surgeons. 

Planning for Surgery

From free valet parking at the front door to personalized follow-up care during your child’s recovery, we want every aspect of your experience at Children’s Mercy to be beyond your expectations.

Read about how to prepare your child for scheduled surgery, what to expect when you arrive, and resources available while you’re here.

Pediatric anesthesia at Children's Mercy

At Children’s Mercy, a pediatric anesthesiologist is an active member of your child’s care team before, during and after their surgery or procedure.

We administer anesthesia for more than 27,000 kids per year—that’s 74 per day—so our team is experienced at finding just-right doses of medication for kids of all sizes.