Pediatric Hand Surgeon Joins Orthopaedic Team

Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California is proud to introduce Claire Manske, M.D., as the newest member of its Department of Orthopaedics Upper Extremity Team. A pediatric hand surgeon, Dr. Manske specializes in the treatment of congenital, traumatic, and neuromuscular conditions of hands, arms and shoulders. Her practice includes the care of children with cerebral palsy and spinal cord injury.

“I am honored to be part of an extraordinary team and a hospital so deeply focused on the unique needs of children,” said Dr. Manske, who has a special interest in treating children with brachial plexus birth palsy. “My work at Shriners Hospital allows me to engage in both clinical care and research, and I look forward to investigating new ways to improve outcomes for children whose ability to grip, reach or throw a ball are limited by orthopaedic conditions,” she added.

Research underway includes investigations of thumb movement, brachial plexus birth palsy injury, molecular evaluations of muscle function and nerve regeneration. The research team includes physicians, psychologists, nurses, therapists, bio-mechanical engineers and clinical research professionals.

Dr. Manske studied history and political science at Dartmouth College before earning a degree in medicine at Washington University, where she also completed her residency in orthopaedic surgery.  She completed fellowships ins Pediatric Orthopaedic Hand Surgery at the University of Washington and Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California.

Dr. Manske works side-by-side with Michelle James, M.D., an internationally noted hand surgeon and Chief of Orthopaedics at the Northern California Shriners Hospital, a leading provider of pediatric orthopaedic care in California.

Shriners Hospitals for Children is devoted to transforming the lives of children through excellence in treatment, teaching and research.  Located at 2425 Stockton Boulevard in Sacramento, Shriners Hospitals for Children – Northern California provides care to children with orthopaedic conditions, spinal cord injuries, burns, cleft lip, scars from any cause and other complex surgical needs. There are no barriers to care as admission is based on age and diagnosis.   Care is provided regardless of the family’s ability to pay. For further information call (916) 453-2000.

Media Contact:  Catherine Curran | Public Relations (916) 453-2218 | ccurran@shrinenet.org

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