A congenital condition is one that a child is born with. Any type of deformity in a newborn infant can become a challenge for the child as he or she grows. Early consultation with a hand surgeon is an important part of the treatment process for the child born with a hand or upper extremity deformity.
Dr. Van Wyk commonly treats the following Pediatric and Congenital conditions:
Failure of formation
Radial club hand
To obtain more detailed information about conditions of the hand, wrist, forearm and elbow, visit our Patient Education page.
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Please Note: The medical information contained on this website is provided to increase your knowledge and understanding of hand and upper extremity problems or conditions. This information should not be interpreted as the Van Wyk Hand Center’s recommendation for a specific medical or surgical treatment plan.
Material modified from the American Society for Surgery of the Hand.
Board Certified Orthopedic Surgeon Specializing in Hand & Upper Extremity Surgery in Fort Worth Since 1977
Dr. Van Wyk is a hand and upper extremity specialist actively practicing in Fort Worth since 1977. Dr. Van Wyk is board-certified in orthopedic surgery and has practiced in that specialty. He passed the added qualification in hand surgery exam and has limited his practice to 100% hand and upper extremity surgery.
In Dr. Van Wyk’s practice, upper extremity surgery refers to the elbow, forearm, wrist and hand. As a hand specialist, he sees approximately 300 hand patient visits per month and performs on average 90-100 surgical procedures per month. Dr.Van Wyk is a member of the American Society for Surgery the Hand, American Academy of Orthopedic Surgery, the American Board of Orthopedic Surgery, Fort Worth-Dallas Hand Association, the American Medical Association, and the Tarrant County Medical Association.
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We offer a new prosthesis and method of treating loss of wrist motion in pronation and suppination (palm up and palm down motion) caused by incongruity of the joint between the radius and ulna (the radioulnar joint ) of the wrist. The loss of motion in this joint can be very disabling.
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