Section I-General.- 1 Development of the Lower Limb.- 2 Genetic and Familial Aspects of Limb Defects with Emphasis on the Lower Extremities.- 3 Pediatric Screening and Evaluation.- Section II-Congenital Deficiency of the Lower Limbs.- 4 Developmental Coxa Vara.- 5 Congenital Short Femur.- 6 Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency.- 7 Congenital Deficiency of the Fibula.- 8 Congenital Deficiency of the Tibia.- Section III-Treatment Modalities.- 9 Tibial Rotation-Plasty for Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency.- 10 Syme and Boyd Amputations in Children.- 11 Lower Limb Lengthening.- 12 Prosthetic Management.- 13 Sports Medicine in the Congenital Lower-Limb Amputee.- 14 The Juvenile Amputee: Physical Therapy and Sports Participation.
Edited by the respected pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Ali Kalamchi, M.D. with contributions from other experts in the field, Congenital Lower Limb Deficiencies is a single source reference guide for rare complex congenital defects of the lower limb. The text is divided into three sections. The first section discusses normal limb development; the genetic, familial, and historical nature of lower limb defects; and the evaluation and categorization of such defects in pediatric patients. The second section characterizes and classifies the congenital defects and covers early long-term planning of patient management based on clinical and radiographic findings. The third section analyzes the treatment modalities, including several chapters on the relationship of sports therapy to the treatment plan. In addition, the authors contribute their wealth of expertise by sharing their experiences and preferences in the treatment of congenital lower limb defects. The team approach for geneticists, pediatricians, orthopedists, therapists, prosthetists and other health care professsionals involved in each case is emphasized.
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