Claire Manske, M.D.

Pediatric Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon 

Claire Manske, M.D., is a Pediatric Orthopaedic Hand Surgeon at Shriners Hospitals for Children — Northern California. 

Claire Manske, M.D., is a pediatric orthopaedic hand surgeon at Shriner’s Hospitals for Children—Northern California. She specializes in congenital, traumatic, and neuromuscular (cerebral palsy, spinal cord injury, and brachial plexus palsy) conditions of the hand and upper extremity, with a particular interest in brachial plexus birth palsy. Her research focuses on optimizing diagnosis, treatment, and outcomes of brachial plexus palsy and congenital hand differences. She has presented her research nationally and internationally and published scientific articles in multiple peer-reviewed medical journals.

  • Medical Degree, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri
  • Orthopaedic Surgery Residency, Washington University School of Medicine in St Louis, Missouri.
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Fellowship, University of Washington in Seattle
  • Pediatric Orthopaedic Hand Surgery Fellowship with Dr. Michelle A. James, Shriners Hospital for Children – Northern California

Pediatric Hand Surgery Training in Nicaragua: A Sustainable Model of Surgical Education in a Resource-Poor Environment. Read article

Postburn Contractures of the Elbow and Heterotopic Ossification. Read article

Manske, Mary Claire. Classifications in Brief: The Wassel Classification for Radial Polydactyly.  Read article

Six-hospital study identifies better brachial plexus birth injury surgery

Impactful research changes clinical practice, according to pediatric orthopedic surgeon Mary Claire Manske, M.D. And that’s just what she has done with a paper on brachial plexus birth injury.

In the paper published in the Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery last year, Dr. Manske compared two surgical approaches used in infants for repairing the suprascapular nerve and restoring external shoulder rotation. READ MORE