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Hemimelia: Introduction

Hemimelia: A medical term for a birth defect where the end portions of one or more limbs are considerably shortened or absent. More detailed information about the symptoms, causes, and treatments of Hemimelia is available below.

Symptoms of Hemimelia

Treatments for Hemimelia

  • Treatment goals involve obtaining the best possible limb length, alignment and function
  • Treatment options vary depending on the severity of the limb deficiency but may include:
  • Amputation (Syme amputation) and prosthetic fitting
  • Limb lengthening
  • Shoe lift - mild cases
  • more treatments...»

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Causes of Hemimelia

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Less Common Symptoms of Hemimelia

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Hemimelia: Broader Related Topics

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Definitions of Hemimelia:

Ophanet, a consortium of European partners, currently defines a condition rare when it affects 1 person per 2,000. They list Hemimelia as a "rare disease".
Source - Orphanet

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  1. Hemimelia: Introduction
  2. Symptoms
  3. Causes
  4. Treatments

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