Salisbury Foundation Trust

Children’s Hand Clinics

We are a specialist children's multidisciplinary team who meet children with limb differences, and their families, to explore if there is any additional treatment that will help them with maximising their functional potential. We see families from the south west region.

We are able to assess and offer surgery or other therapies to improve the form and function for the most complex and rare disorders of the upper limb in babies and children from a very early age.

We work closely with several different specialisms at the hospital such as physiotherapy/occupational therapy, paediatrics, genetics, anaesthetics, radiology, neurophysiology and psychology.

Conditions that we treat include all types of congenital hand and upper limb conditions as well as congenital forefoot conditions:

  • Trigger Thumbs
  • Syndactyly
  • Duplicate digits, as well as toes
  • Thumb hypoplasia
  • Symbrachydactyly
  • Poland's Syndrome
  • Camptodactyly
  • Radial longitudinal growth disturbance
  • Arthrogryposis
  • Apert’s Syndrome/ Brachial Plexus
  • Vascular anomalies
  • Cerebral Palsy

We assess and treat upper limb birth injuries including nerve injuries.

People Whom You May Meet in Clinics:

Consultant Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon (Special Interest in Children’s Hands) – Ms Jessica Steele and Ms Caroline McGuiness

Advanced Hand Therapist – Meg Robson and Hand Therapy Team

What to Expect at your Appointment:

When you first attend for a new appointment, the team will spend time gathering a full history from your child and family members and complete a physical assessment. This may include x-ray pictures or photographs to gather full information. The team will carefully discuss with you all what your main concerns are and will help to identify any interventions through either surgery, medical or therapy intervention that may be able to support you. This may include some hand therapy treatment on the day or booking of subsequent appointments.

Contact us

Hand Therapy: 01722 345530

Secretary (Michelle Thompson): 01722 336262 ex 3555

Michelle.thompson2@nhs.net

 Useful Links

Reach – Children’s Congenital Differences Society

www.reach.org.uk 

British Society for Surgery of the Hand

www.bssh.co.uk 

Lucky Fin Project 

www.luckyfinproject.org 

Our staff at Salisbury District Hospital have long been well regarded for the quality of care and treatment they provide for our patients and for their innovation, commitment and professionalism. This has been recognised in a wide range of achievements and it is reflected in our award of NHS Foundation Trust status. This is afforded to hospitals that provide the highest standards of care.

Salisbury NHS Foundation Trust, Salisbury District Hospital, Salisbury, Wiltshire, SP2 8BJ
T: 01722 336262 E: sft.pals@nhs.net
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