Pediatric Hand Specialists

Children experience the world with their hands. They play, touch, explore and learn. As they grow, kids continue using their hands to perfect their skills and talents, including school activities, sports and art. Your child’s hands are crucial to their development, which is why they deserve the best possible care. At the Hand Center of Louisiana, we offer the most advanced treatments so children and adolescents can heal and recover from hand or upper extremity-related conditions.

Our highly trained physicians are pediatric hand specialists who are experienced in treating young children, adolescents and young adults. We rely on a patient-first approach that prioritizes care and quality services. From congenital conditions to injuries, we offer accurate diagnoses and guide you through your child’s treatment options.


Why Choose the Hand Center of Louisiana for Your Child’s Care?

If your child or teen is struggling with pain in their hands or upper extremities, or they experience an injury, it’s essential to see a pediatric-trained hand surgeon. With over 40 years of experience and training, the specialists at Hand Center of Louisiana are skilled at recognizing conditions and injuries to the hands, wrists, elbows, arms and shoulders in young patients.

When you and your child come to Hand Center of Louisiana, we take extra care to ensure your comfort. Within our newly renovated facility, we emphasize convenience, compassion and hospitality. Instead of a waiting room, you and your child can wait to see your doctor in a quiet, comfortable lobby. During our intake process, we also employ important safeguards to protect your child’s privacy.

Your child will then be treated to fully integrated care, including an initial medical evaluation, state-of-the-art in-house diagnostics and comprehensive treatment.

Common Conditions Requiring a Children’s Hand Specialist

Whether your child’s pediatrician has referred you or you’re seeking care for your child’s pain or symptoms, we can help. The experienced physicians at Hand Center of Louisiana specializes in diagnosing and treating various pediatric hand and upper extremity conditions impacting your child’s mobility, learning and quality of life, such as:

  • Sports or activity-related injuries, including sprains, strains and dislocations.
  • Fractures.
  • Overuse injuries, such as tendonitis.
  • Accidents or trauma, such as damage to the tendons or nerves.
  • Wounds, scars or burns.
  • Congenital differences.
  • Underlying conditions, such as growths.

Treatments Available at the Hand Center of Louisiana

When it comes to caring for young patients, we believe children deserve the most effective treatment options available. To determine what level of care your child needs, we must first make sure they are diagnosed properly. We offer an extensive array of in-house diagnostic services for imaging and testing, enabling our physicians to make the most accurate diagnosis.

Your physician, as a pediatric hand specialist will then create an individualized care plan based on your child’s unique needs, which could include conservative treatment, physical therapy or surgical options. Our certified hand therapists, who are trained in pediatric physical and occupational hand therapy effortlessly communicate with our surgeons kids’ to ensure your child receives the best care.

If your child’s physician at the Hand Center does recommend surgery, you’ll be directed to our Hand Counseling Center, where you speak with a trained counselor who will guide you through the process and answer any questions you may have.

Learn More About Our Pediatric Hand Specialists in the New Orleans Area

Nobody wants their child to experience a medical condition or injury. However, the team at the Hand Center of Louisiana strives to make this unfortunate situation as comfortable an experience as possible — for both you and your child. As the largest hand and upper extremity center in the Gulf South, we have the expertise and technology to ensure a seamless experience, from diagnosis to treatment to rehabilitation.

Schedule your child’s appointment today.