For some conditions there may be surgical options you can explore. Hand clinics with excellent teams are based in NHS centres across the UK. A really good starting point is the Great Ormond Street Hospital website which has some excellent resources to help your better understand your child’s condition.
Please also see the pages with more information about specific conditions and treatments and remember that Reach has a wealth of knowledge to share through putting members in touch with those with experience of the conditions, treatment and often the decisions you are facing. Do make contact with us if you’d like to speak to another family.
Many parents ask us for help explaining surgery to their child and also to siblings. CBeebies’ Dr Ranj offers useful and simple hints and tips about preparing your child for a hospital visit for procedures or tests.
Below is a webinar of Reach Trustee, Ruth Lester, who is also a retired hand surgeon. Ruth talks about the options for surgery.