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Orthopedic conditions affect people of all ages, from new borns to elderly individuals. Some conditions may be congenital while some may be developed after birth.
Our expert team of physicians, surgeons and nurses specialize in providing the utmost care and best possible treatment for spine disorders in the pediatric population.
Sports medicine involves treating sports injuries which occur when playing indoor or outdoor sports or while exercising.
The hip joint is one of the body’s largest weight-bearing joints and is the point where the thigh bone (femur) and the pelvis (acetabulum) join.
Limb lengthening is a reconstructive procedure where the deformed bone is straightened or missing bone is replaced.

Limb Deficiency

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:

  • Absence of a limb
  • Failure of separation of parts of a limb
  • Overgrowth or undergrowth of limbs
  • Duplication (presence of extra fingers or toes)

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:

  • Artificial limbs
  • Surgery to correct the deformities
  • Physical therapy
  • Orthotics (use of braces or splints)