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Jeremy Frank, MD - US. Olympic Training Center
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.

Post-traumatic Acquired Limb Deficiency

Acquired limb deficiency is a condition in which your limb is surgically removed due to trauma or as treatment for a health condition. This condition may be caused due to severe trauma from a motor vehicle accident, cancer, infections and abnormalities of the nerve or blood vessels such as with diabetes. Traumatic injuries from road accidents, gunshots, fireworks and lawn mowers are the most common reason for acquired limb deficiency in children.

Once the limb is removed through a surgical procedure, your child will require rehabilitation and an artificial limb or prosthetic. Since your child is still in their growing stages, the artificial limb may require frequent modifications to adjust to their growing body. Your child may also require emotional support to overcome social exclusion and bullying in society. As devastating as the loss of a limb can be for the child and their family, children often show remarkable resilience and ability to adapt.