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Summary about Limb Deformities

Limb deformities are musculoskeletal defects that can be inherited, developmental, or developed as a result of a fracture, infection, arthritis, or malignancy. There are several types of limb deformities, and the anatomic location of the malformation determines the treatment.

Limb Deformities Facts and Figures 

Some facts and statistics about limb deformities have been listed below:

Number of Congenital Limb Deformities  one in 2,000 babies
Common inBabies
At-Risk GenderBoth boys and girls
Average Age for DiagnosisAfter birth
Problems related to Congenital Limb DeformitiesMissing limbs, under or overgrown limbs, skeletal problems
Specialists Who Treat Congenital Limb DeformitiesPediatric Orthopedic Surgeon

Symptoms of Limb Deformities

Symptoms of limb deformity can range from a minor change in the appearance of your limb to a substantial loss of function of an extremity.

Causes of Limb Deformities

Limb deformities are usually caused due to the following reasons:

  • Developmental problems before birth include genetic defects, growth restriction, and mechanical stresses.
  • Viral infections in mother during pregnancy
  • Some types of medication
  • Tobacco smoke exposure in some cases
  • Disease or Injury

You can also read more about Limb deformities caused by diabetes.

Some treatment options for limb deformities include:

  • Prosthetic limbs (prosthetics)
  • Braces or splints
  • Surgery
  • Physical or occupational therapy