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 2011. The Hand and Upper Extremity Program was formally launched in January 2010.
Why are outpatient hand surgery volumes important?
Caring for thousands of patients throughout Georgia, the Southeast and internationally, our team provides comprehensive care, including occupational and physical therapy, splinting and casting. When surgery is needed, we work with pediatric-trained hand and plastic surgeons on the Children’s medical staff. This specialized care 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.