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Management of the limb deficient child

Peter Calder and Rajiv S. Hanspal

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013014

Series: Oxford Textbooks

Management of the limb deficient child

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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.

Chapter.  4689 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery ; Paediatrics ; Reproduction, Growth and Development

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