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Specific treatment for congenital limb defects will be determined by your child's physician based on:
• your child's age, overall health, and medical history
• the extent of the condition
• the type of condition
• your child's tolerance for specific medications, procedures, or therapies
• your opinion or preference
• expectations for the course of the condition
The goal of any treatment for your child's congenital limb defect is:
• promoting normal development
• discovering sense of independence
• encouraging self-care
• improving cosmetic appearance
There are no standardized treatment protocols for congenital limb defects. Treatment options may include:
• prosthetics (artificial limbs)
• orthotics (splints or braces)
• rehabilitation (physical or occupational therapy)
We are grateful to have been ranked #1 on U.S. News & World Report's list of the best children's hospitals in the nation for the third year in a row, an honor we could not have achieved without the patients and families who inspire us to do our very best for them. Thanks to you, Boston Children's is a place where we can write the greatest children's stories ever told.”