Certain things may increase the chances of this health problem. These include:
A child with a congenital limb defect has an arm or leg that hasn’t formed normally. The most common of these defects are:
Treatment will depend on your child’s symptoms, age, and general health. It will also depend on how severe the condition is.
The overall goal for treatment is to give your child a limb that works and looks right. Treatment goals can vary for each child. They may include:
There is no standard treatment for a congenital limb defect. Treatment choices may include:
Tips to help you get the most from a visit to your child’s healthcare provider: