At Shriners Hospitals for Children—Cincinnati, the health and safety of our patients, families, volunteers and staff is our top priority. With the rapidly evolving situation regarding coronavirus (COVID-19,) we are closely monitoring local health departments and The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC,) and are actively following their recommendations.

We are working diligently to reschedule appointments postponed during the quarantine. We also understand you may feel some anxiety about bringing your child into the hospital. Our plans to restart routine care have been thoughtfully developed and implemented to keep everyone safe. We are also scheduling some appointments for new patients. If you have any questions, please call the hospital at 855-206-2096.

Families that have appointments of any kind are asked to arrive with ONLY ONE parent or guardian and no additional family members or guests.

When you arrive for your appointment, if you and your child are not already wearing a mask, you will receive one. You will both be screened for illness and will notice new safety precautions in place to promote clean hands, a clean environment, and social distancing.

We are here for you, and look forward to seeing you soon.

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Hand deformity care

Polydactyly (extra fingers)

An extra finger is usually a small piece of soft tissue that can be removed. Sometimes the finger will contain bones but not joints. Rarely is the extra finger a complete, fully functioning digit.

Polydactyly


Syndactyly (webbed fingers)

Syndactyly is a condition where a child’s fingers or toes do not fully separate during development. The spaces between the connected fingers and toes may be webbed or they may be fully attached and sharing tendons, nerves, blood vessels, and bone.

Syndactyly


Abnormal thumbs or trigger thumb

Trigger thumb occurs when there is a bump on the tendon that moves the joint near the tip of the thumb, causing the thumb to jump or “trigger” when it is used. In some cases, the thumb may be locked in a bent position. Trigger thumb is caused by a tendon that is too thick and therefore unable to move normally, causing the thumb to lock.

Trigger Thumb


Surgical intervention is usually recommended to correct these malformations.

Meet our physicians

Haithem Elhadi Babiker, M.D., D.M.D.
Salim Mancho, D.O., FACS
Brian Pan, M.D., FACS
Scott J. Rapp, M.D., FACS
Kevin Yakuboff, M.D., FACS, FAAPS

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