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|
|At-Risk Gender||Both boys and girls|
|Average Age for Diagnosis||After birth|
|Problems related to Congenital Limb Deformities||Missing limbs, under or overgrown limbs, skeletal problems|
|Specialists Who Treat Congenital Limb Deformities||Pediatric Orthopedic Surgeon|
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.
Limb deformities are usually caused due to the following reasons:
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Some treatment options for limb deformities include: