Treatments for Congenital Limb Defects in Children

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How do doctors treat congenital limb defects?

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
   •   adaptation

There are no standardized treatment protocols for congenital limb defects. Treatment options may include:

   •   prosthetics (artificial limbs)
   •   orthotics (splints or braces)
   •   surgery
   •   rehabilitation (physical or occupational therapy)

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