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Extremity sections do not form

What is transverse dysmelia?

Dysmelia is a congenital deformity of one or more limbs. Depending on the localization and anatomical appearance, a distinction is made between transverse and longitudinal limb defects.

Transverse dysmelias are limb deformities in which parts of the extremities do not form or are constricted in the transverse plane (i.e. horizontally to the longitudinal axis of the body) by the umbilical cord.

Transverse dysmelias can have three different characteristics:

  • Perodactylia (congenital deformity of the fingers or toes)
  • Peromelie (absence of the part farthest from the body)
  • Amelie (complete absence of one or more limbs)
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What is an orthoprosthesis?

This device compensates for the leg length deficit and provides corrective support.

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Patient without orthoprostheses

Bilateral transverse dysmelia.

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Patient with orthoprostheses

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.

Transverse dysmelia

Gait pattern with orthoprostheses

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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.

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Research article

Orthoprosthetic treatment of lower extremity longitudinal limb deformities in children and adolescents.

Authors: M. Schäfer, H. Fleps, T. Baumeister, S. Wiedmann
Source: ORTHOPÄDIE-TECHNIK 01/18, Verlag Orthopädie-Technik Dortmund