Almost 3% of live-born children come into the world with a congenital malformation. According to scientific literature, malformation of the upper extremities is the most common type with approx. 16 to 21 cases per 10,000 births. Despite major advances in research and the knowledge that 65-75% of congenital arm and hand malformations have a genetic origin, the cause of many pathologies remains unclear.
At Prof. Sauerbier’s practice, children accompanied by their parents receive expert examination, consultation, and treatment. The types of pathology each have varying degrees of priority regarding the best time to undergo operative treatment. In the majority of cases, it is advantageous to carry out corrective procedures on the hand before the child’s second birthday.