Children's Hospital Colorado
Orthopedics Institute
Orthopedics Institute

Hand, Wrist and Elbow Conditions

Our pediatric orthopedic experts treat all types of hand, wrist and elbow conditions, from broken bones to trigger finger.

An athletic trainer examines a teen's elbow.

Common conditions

Broken bones
Broken bones (also called bone fractures) are a common injury treated at the Orthopedics Institute. Most fractures occur in the bones on the upper part of the body, like the wrist, forearm and above the elbow – because when we fall, it's a natural instinct to reach out our hands in an attempt to break the fall.

Trigger finger
Trigger finger is a condition in which a person’s finger or thumb gets stuck in a bent position and then straightens with a snap, much like a trigger being pulled and let go. If trigger finger is severe, the finger may become locked in a bent position.

Specialists from our Hand Program evaluate, diagnose and treat children, adolescents and young adults with trigger finger. The clinic is staffed by hand surgeons and occupational therapists who specialize in the hand, fingers and wrist, with consultation from pediatric physiatrists (rehabilitation doctors).

Other hand, wrist and elbow conditions

Because we diagnose and treat so many types of hand, wrist and elbow symptoms and conditions – even the very rare ones – some of them might not be listed on this website. Please call us for more information or to schedule an appointment: 720-777-6600.

See a list of more orthopedic conditions we treat.