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Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity

The Pediatric Hand and Upper Extremity team at Monroe Carell brings together experts from Neurosurgery, Orthopaedics, Plastic Surgery, Trauma, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and Occupational Therapy to provide the best treatment for your child. Our multidisciplinary team treats from the neck down to the fingertips and everything in between, including the arm and shoulder. We offer diagnosis, therapy, surgical treatment and comprehensive patient-centered care for infants, children and adolescents. We treat congenital hand and upper extremity differences and acquired hand conditions from trauma, tumors, infection and athletic injuries. 

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Meet Your Care Team

William B. Burnette

William B. BurnetteMD, MS

    Developmental Delay, Difficulty Walking, Neuromuscular Disorders, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurology, Weakness / Hypotonia
John C. Wellons

John C. WellonsIII, MD, MSPH

    Brachial Plexus and Peripheral Nerve Injury, Compression or Tumors, Congenital Malformations of the Brain and Spinal Cord, Neurological Surgery, Neurosciences, Pediatric Neurologic Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Stroke and Cerebrovascular
Morgan L. Kane

Morgan L. KaneOT

    Occupational Therapy
Mihir J. Desai

Mihir J. DesaiMD, MS

    Adult Orthopaedics, Elbow Surgery, Fractures, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Hand Surgery
Alex B. Diamond

Alex B. DiamondDO, MPH

    Adolescent Medicine, Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
David S. Ebenezer

David S. EbenezerMD

    Fractures, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Andrew J. Gregory

Andrew J. GregoryMD, FAAP

    Adolescent Sports Medicine, Adolescent and Young Adult Health, Fractures, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Sports Medicine
Nathaniel Lempert

Nathaniel LempertBS, MD

    Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics
Jeffrey E. Martus

Jeffrey E. MartusMD, MS

    Fractures, Limb Deformity, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Orthopaedics, Spinal Deformity, Spinal Surgery
Jed I. Maslow

Jed I. MaslowMSCI, MD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Douglas R. Weikert

Douglas R. WeikertMD

    Adult Orthopaedics, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Lax Bhandari

Lax BhandariMD

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
Olivia M. Bittles

Olivia M. BittlesPA

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Orthopaedics, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Plastic Surgery
Shady Elmaraghi

Shady ElmaraghiMD

    Fractures, Hand Surgery, Nerve, Orthopaedics, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Reconstructive Microsurgery
Izabela A. Galdyn

Izabela A. GaldynMD

    Cleft Lip and Palate, Ear Deformities, Facial Paralysis, Hand Surgery, Pediatric Plastic Surgery, Peripheral Nerve, Plastic Surgery

Why Choose Hand and Upper Extremity Care at Monroe Carell

  • diploma, award, ribbon, Recognized care, quality
    Nationally ranked care

    Our specialists and programs are nationally ranked by U.S. News & World Report as a Top Children’s Hospital. This means your child’s care team is ranked amongst the best in the nation in their specialty of Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery and Plastic Surgery.

  • conference, Team approach, people, staff, partners
    Team approach

    We use a team approach to care, working closely with our colleagues throughout Monroe Carell and The Fetal Center at Vanderbilt to provide comprehensive and evidence-based care. Your child and family have access to a wealth of specialists in Neurosurgery, Orthopaedic Surgery, Plastic Surgery, Rehabilitation and Obstetrics. We work together to offer the best care according to your child’s specific needs.

  • hospital, building, Unique facility
    Full range of services

    Whether your child’s condition is congenital, neuromuscular, sports-related, soft tissue and microvascular, traumatic or tumor-related, we have the expertise to care for them.

  • health, circle, cross, Comprehensive care
    Safer X-ray imaging

    We offer some patients the EOS X-ray imaging system. It uses ultra-low radiation doses (up to 50 times lower depending on the scan type) to capture 2D and 3D images. Children who need frequent scans for their conditions are exposed to far less radiation over their lifetimes.

  • hospital, building, Unique facility
    Full-service outpatient clinic

    For children with injuries, we have a full-service outpatient clinic providing X-rays, casting services, referrals and consultations for physical and occupational therapy.

  • boy, child, sports, athletes
    Trusted by athletes

    We are the official health care provider for the Nashville Predators, Nashville Sounds, Nashville Soccer Club and the Vanderbilt University Commodores. You can expect the same level of care we provide these top athletes.

Tests, Treatments and Services

We offer a full range of tests, treatments and services, including:
  • Monitoring, casting and bracing
  • Occupational therapy
  • Orthotics
  • Physical therapy
  • Prosthetics
  • School activity guidelines during and after treatment
  • Surgery


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