Limb deficiency is a condition associated with malformation of a limb. A whole limb or a part of a limb may be affected by the deformity. This condition can be detected at birth and is mainly caused due to genetic abnormalities, mechanical forces during delivery or restriction of growth while in the mother’s womb. It may also be caused due to exposure of the mother to certain chemicals, medications or tobacco smoking during pregnancy.
This condition may appear as:
Treatment for this condition is aimed at providing your child with a limb which is completely functional and normal in appearance. The treatment is based on several factors such as your child’s overall health, medical history, age, the type and severity of the condition, tolerance to procedures or therapy and your preferences. Different types of treatments include:
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