Hand trauma

Hands that function properly are crucial to performing the routine activities of daily life, especially for active children, but many youngsters find it impossible to engage in even the simplest acts due to pain or injury. Hands, fingers and wrists can become impaired due to a fall, degenerative disorder, repetitive use, nerve compression, accident, injury, or cancer treatment. Dr. Kargel is at the forefront of pediatric hand trauma reconstruction surgeries that can ease the pain, improve appearance, and restore the natural strength and functioning of the child’s hand, wrist, and fingers.

Types of Pediatric Hand Traumas

Hand and wrist surgery with Dr. Kargel includes a range of surgical and microsurgical procedures that can restore the function and appearance of the hand, fingers and wrist. Our board-certified hand surgeon performs a wide variety of operations that fall under the category of reconstructive surgery for pediatric hand traumas, including:

  • Tendon Injuries
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Fractures
  • Amputation/Replantation
  • Dislocations
  • Crush Injuries
  • Infections

Dr. Kargel takes the time to discuss each patient’s specific medical history and performs a complete physical assessment before recommending a course of action to restore comfort, mobility, and hand appearance.

Dr. Kargel’s Approach to Pediatric Hand Traumas

Dr. Jennifer Kargel is board-certified in plastic surgery and hand surgery, which distinguishes her training and credentials from many other doctors. She has advanced knowledge of reconstructive plastic surgery, and utilizes the most advanced treatment techniques available today. A consultation and physical examination can help point a way to the best approach to dealing with your child’s specific hand trauma.