A baby that is born with a limb defect will have an upper or lower limb that did not properly form while in utero.
There are a variety of types of congenital limb defects that your child could experience. The baby could be born missing a limb, with an underdeveloped or very small limb, an overgrown or large limb, extra arms, legs, fingers and toes or webbing of the fingers and toes.
Although there is no known cause for the defects, risk factors include medications that were taken during pregnancy, infections or viruses that the mother was exposed to during pregnancy or other environmental factors. There is no cure for a congenital limb defect.
Treatment involves prosthetics, splints, braces, surgery, therapy and adaptation to the birth defect.
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1874 days ago.
My daughter is 7yrs old and she's beautiful she has Congenital Limb Defect and she has adapted to her birth defect it may take her a little longer to do things but she can do what any other child can do. For the people who would like to see my beautiful angel you can visit my profile
2088 days ago.
My daughter is 2 yrs old, and born with Amniotic Band Syndrome!! She is gorgeous and she is extremely outgoing. Her Left hand is webbed except for the thumb, and her right hand she is missing her middle finger and her pointer is swollen due to constriction. Her right foot is missing 2 toes and her big toe is a bubble toe. Her left leg above her ankle has a band wrapped under skin, that isn't affecting naything yet, so Dr's aren't concerned yet. She is a patient with Shriners Hospital. Caiti is best thing that ever happened to me!! Now she has a 9 month odl sister...and it's amazing!!!
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