Pediatric Hand Injuries: How Are Kids Different Than Adults?

Date/Time: Fri, October 2, 2020 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM


This section will discuss two main areas: 1. a wide array of hand and finger fractures in the pediatric patient and how their treatment and therapy differs compared to adults. 2. evaluation and treatment of pediatric tendon injuries/lacerations. Specific case examples will be given, including partial finger tip amputations, Seymour fractures, proximal phalanx fractures, bony mallet injuries, sagittal band injuries and Zone 1 and Zone 2 flexor tendon injuries. Discussion will highlight therapy and treatment plans aimed specifically for the pediatric patient.


  • Discuss common pediatric hand and finger injuries

  • Describe the differences in treatment of pediatric finger fractures versus adult fractures

  • Describe specific hand therapies / modalities for pediatric patients