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Management of the limb deficient child 

Management of the limb deficient child
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Management of the limb deficient child
Author(s):

Peter Calder

and Rajiv S. Hanspal

DOI:
10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013014
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date: 12 December 2019

The majority of congenital limb defects are sporadic and unilateral

The skeletal deficiency is described as transverse or longitudinal

A multidisciplinary approach to management is required

The balance between surgical reconstruction of the limb vs primary amputation is difficult to find.

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