Here are some questions that you may
want to ask any specialist whom you consult about your child's hand
development. Remember that you may wish to seek multiple opinions from a range
of specialists, such as pediatrician, orthopedist, geneticist, or plastic
What caused the anomaly?
Is the anomaly part of a larger
What types of medical interventions
might be helpful? For example, is corrective or cosmetic surgery an option?
What can we do to help our child
develop and improve function?
What are some problems that we are
likely to encounter?
How often should we arrange
follow-up appointments/check ups?
What other therapies should we
Where can we acquire more
information about our child's anomaly? (journals, books, etc.)
Is there a local support group
affiliated with this facility?
We would like to meet any families
who have gone through this. Could your office contact them and give them our