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Congenital Absence of All Four Limbs A Rehabilitation Challenge

Keywords: Congenital Limb Deficiency , Phocomelia , Meromelia

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A child with congenital limb deficiency is best managedby an interdisciplinary rehabilitation team with fullcooperation of the family members and active participationof the child himself. It is important to understand thechanging needs of the growing child. Different aspectsof a normal human development, mobility, acitivities ofdaily living (ADL), cognitive and psychosocial skills areto be considered while planning the management. Wereport a case of an eight months old male child with almostabsence of all four limbs that was rehabilitated byproviding custom made aids.

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