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Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
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Short Limbs (Overview)

Upper and Lower Limb reduction defects. See: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/ul-limbreductiondefects.html


Dr. Jan Lei Iwata
9 doctors shared insights

Short Limbs (Overview)

Upper and Lower Limb reduction defects. See: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/ul-limbreductiondefects.html


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My baby daughter has wide set eyes & short limbs.. Why?

My baby daughter has wide set eyes & short limbs.. Why?

Many possibilities: The 2 features you mention fall into patterns or syndromes that may reflect genetic issues, exposure to medications, toxins or infection during pregnancy. An evaluation by a geneticist or developmental pediatrician may shed some light on your daughters condition. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Short limbs?

What is the definition or description of: Short limbs?

Short limbs: Upper and Lower Limb reduction defects. See: https://www.cdc.gov/ncbddd/birthdefects/ul-limbreductiondefects.html ...Read more

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Babys in womb with Down syndrome have short limbs?

Babys in womb with Down syndrome have short limbs?

Yes.: Checking limb length on ultrasound can be one of the ways to screen for downs syndrome. ...Read more

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My baby daughter has wide set eyes & short limbs.. Why?

Many possibilities: The 2 features you mention fall into patterns or syndromes that may reflect genetic issues, exposure to medications, toxins or infection during pregnancy. An evaluation by a geneticist or developmental pediatrician may shed some light on your daughters condition. ...Read more

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My daughter has wide spread eyes & short limbs. Turner syndrome?

My daughter has wide spread eyes & short limbs. Turner syndrome?

To vague for dx: Your listed information is too subjective and vague for a realistic comment. I doubt you have the training to measure inter-pupillary distance and plot that on the appropriate chart to confirm that the eyes are set wide.Upper and lower limb proportions are also subjective.You may be right, but neither comment is specific to Turner syndrome. ...Read more

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What are the chances of limb replacement? If not, how about the lengthening of a shorter residual limb to improve socket fit and use of prosthesis?

What are the chances of limb replacement? If not, how about the lengthening of a shorter residual limb to improve socket fit and use of prosthesis?

Unlikely: A limb replacement is unlikely. Hand transplant are being done but few are good candidates. Limb lengthening is possible in very select cases (usually done in the arm if possible-not done in the leg). There are many things that can be done to improve prosthetic fit based on the amputation level and length. ...Read more

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Can Limb Reconstruction Suergery make you shorter ?

Can Limb Reconstruction Suergery make you shorter ?

Limb reconstruction.: this is a very complicated question. Different for each specific patient. The only generality is that there are options of limb lengthening procedures using a contraption of an external fixator that as bones grow towards a midline "gap" it is ratcheted apart ever-so slightly. But there are specialty places that do this. Not for everyone. ...Read more

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Hello, can you tell me please where i can do the Limb Reconstruction to lose some height, i'm 16, 6 ft 1 and i'm about make myself shorter?

Hello, can you tell me please where i can do the Limb Reconstruction to lose some height, i'm 16, 6 ft 1 and i'm about make myself shorter?

Probably not an: option as at 16 its doubtful you have stopped growing. Surgeries to shorten limbs are not without major problems and you may want to rethink this. Use your height to your advantage. ...Read more

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I am 22 male from india. I have short height 5'5". I want to increase my height. Have heard about limb lengthening. Will it help? Is it safe?

I am 22 male from india. I have short height 5'5". I want to increase my height. Have heard about limb lengthening. Will it help? Is it safe?

Adult height: Your height is genetically determined and girls usually end up somewhere between both parents. When the ends of the bones in your body close solidly, the bones can no longer grow. By 19 years old, you have achieved most of your adult height. You may grow aa very little bit more, but you cannot change your genetic height. Your height is normal. ...Read more

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Hello dr's. Is there is any management to releave numbness of upper and lower limb s?

Hello dr's. Is there is any management to releave numbness of upper and lower limb s?

Numbness: Hello, there are various treatments to help resolve your numbness. It begins with a detailed evaluation and an appropriate treatment plan. Step number 1 is to see your doctor. ...Read more

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What are the disadvantages of getting an artificial limb?

What are the disadvantages of  getting an artificial limb?

Disadvantage : 1. Psychologically you still know it's artificial. 2. Make you look like and function like more normal, whenever you do not want to. 3, limb stump skin discomfort, even brakes down. 4. Requires you to have appropriate joint range of motion, which needs physical therapy and your effort to put in. 5. You have more chance to fall than just sitting in wheel chair. 6. Needs more energy to spend. ...Read more

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How painfull is limb lengthening?

How painfull is limb lengthening?

Goal-symmetric limbs: The goal of limb lengthening is to create more symmetry or functional use of the affected limb when compared to the opposite side. This is an elective surgery, and a thorough discussion regarding the risks and benefits of such surgery need to be undertaken prior to considering this option. Initial surgical pain is moderate, and intermittent pain with actual physical lengthening is similar. ...Read more

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I'm wondering how safe is limb lengthning surgery?

I'm wondering how safe is limb lengthning surgery?

Unless you have: A leg length discrepancy or serious deformity - it would never be worth considering for cosmetic reasons alone. ...Read more

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What is phantom limb?

See below: Phantom limb occurs when someone has an amputation of part of the limb and the person has persistent sensation like the amputated part is still there. This can also happen in people who have spinal cord injury and can no longer feel their extremities. With time, the phantom sensation begins to fade in most people. A small percentage have phantom pain which is much more difficult to treat. ...Read more

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What's a phantom limb?

What's a phantom limb?

Amputation: Following amputation, in some cases, the brain may act as if the loss never occurred, and painful sensations may be felt even though the limb is gone. ...Read more

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What are phantom limbs?

Phantoms: Phamtom limb is the phenomena where even when a body part is no longer there, feeling is still present. This can be a limb or something like a breast that was removed. It has to do with neural circuitry and your body remembering in spacial time where something is/was. ...Read more

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What causes phantom limb?

What causes phantom limb?

See below: Phantom limb syndrome is the term for when a person still feels the limb after amputation of that limb. It is thought to be a phenomenon that is generated in the brain by our "map" of that body part that has existed since birth. In most people this phantom fades away with time. In a small number of people, their will be pain in the phantom limb and this is a more difficult situation. ...Read more

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Limbs hurting after stroke?

Limbs hurting after stroke?

Depends: If you were bedridden or immobile fora while, you could become stiff and get contracture. This could cause pain. ...Read more

Extremity (Definition)

Is appendage or body part that extends from the main body, such as arms or ...Read more