Congenital hand disorders are rare and are present at birth. They include:

  • Missing fingers
  • Extra fingers
  • Fingers joined together

    Treatments depend on your child’s specific condition and include:

  • Occupational therapy 
    • Therapy to help your child perform daily tasks, like getting dressed and feeding himself
  • Physical therapy
    • Therapy to increase strength and use of the hand and fingers
  • Adaptive devices
    • Technology and other devices to help your child fully use the hand.
  • Prosthetics
    • Devices to replace a missing finger or thumb.
  • Surgery
    • Procedures such as microvascular surgery can separate connected fingers and repair other abnormalities to help restore proper function to the hand.