Dysmelia is a congenital deformity of one or more limbs. In principle, a distinction is made between transverse and longitudinal limb defects – depending on the localization and anatomical appearance.
Transverse dysmelias are limb deformities in which parts of the extremes are not placed or constricted in the transverse plane (i.e. horizontally to the longitudinal axis of the body).
Here, in turn, there are three different characteristics:
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Bilateral transverse dysmelia.
Caring for children and adolescents with transverse dysmelia is part of our daily work. There is hardly any patient that we can't get back up and running.
The Orthopedic Children’s Clinic in Aschau is one of the largest specialist clinics for pediatric orthopedics in Central Europe.
When it comes to orthopedic treatment for infants and children, it is extremely important for all parties to pull together: parents, doctors, technicians and therapists.
Physiotherapists support the individual care of our little patients at our headquarters and all of our branches.
Authors: M. Schäfer, H. Fleps, T. Baumeister, S. Wiedmann
Source: ORTHOPÄDIE-TECHNIK 01/18, Verlag Orthopädie-Technik Dortmund