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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

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What is a phantom limb like?

Unreal sensation: When a limb is lost by amputation, the nerves that used to go to the limb still remain as stubs in the stump. They continue to send information to the brain as though they were still connected to the limb. This causes a phantom sensation of feeling from the limb that is no longer there. This is interpreted as pain or severe discomfort. It is hard to treat and hard to understand. ...Read more

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What is phantom limb syndrome?

It's not there: The brain develops a body MAP very early in life. Nerves to an arm or leg are from a specific region of the brain. If the arm or leg is lost, the nerves still act as though it were there, and the brain still acts as though it were there. This produces a phantom limb sensation. ...Read more

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What is a prosthetic limb made of?

What is a prosthetic limb made of?

Metal and plastic mo: Metal and plastic in a composite. ..stainless steel or titanium is used as the skeletal strength ...Read more

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What is a limb lengthening surgery?

What is a limb lengthening surgery?

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. ...Read more

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Why does gout start from the limbs?

Why does gout start from the limbs?

Smaller joints: It really does not start from the limbs. It starts in your blood, and gouty crystals can not be excreted from your body. Then these crystals travel via blood to the joints in your limbs and cause what is know as gouty attack. You need to follow up with your doctor for the correct treatment of gout which will in turn prevent gouty attacks in your limb joints. ...Read more

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What's it mean to have phantom limb?

Phantom limb: Having sensations in a limb that has been amputated. ...Read more

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How safe is cosmetic limb lengthening?

How safe is cosmetic limb lengthening?

Every: surgery has inherent risks such as infection. With this surgery there is a risk of the lengthening not healing properly and even unexpected fracture. If you are trying for both limbs one may be shorter than the other. ...Read more

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What are the symptoms of phantom limbs?

What are the symptoms of phantom limbs?

Nasty: Following an amputation, the brain may still respond as if a limb is still intact, and convey painful uncomfortable sensations as if the loss never occurred. This does require aggressive treatment but likely can be controlled. ...Read more

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How does limb lengthening surgery work?

How does limb lengthening surgery work?

Yes: If you had a bypass in the past lengthening your limbs can increase your weight loss. But it also can increase your risk for vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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What predisposes someone to phantom limb?

Common: Having a limb before amputation. Almost everyone who has had an amputation gets phantom limb - the sensation that the limb is still there. It often feels like the limb is longer or shorter than it used to be (telescoping) or that it is at a different angle. This is different from phantom pain, which will affect a smaller % of the people with amputations. ...Read more

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What can I expect from a prosthetic limb?

Improved function: Artificial limbs are designed to perform some of the functions of the lost part. This is an area of continuous research and improvement with considerable assist from the military. There are occasionally issues with the interface between the edge of the lost limb and the prosthesis. And there is the very pesky 'phantom limb' pain and itching which is quite common. ...Read more

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What diseases cause your limbs to tingle?

Too many to list: Tingling is a positive symptom of peripheral nerve disease, and can accompany nerve compression, but can be a symptom of spinal cord or brain problems. Can also occur with electrolyte imbalance, a side effect of several meds, and due to some vitamin deficiencies. ...Read more

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Opinions on the limb lengthening surgery?

Opinions on the limb lengthening surgery?

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. ...Read more

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How is it possible to feel a phantom limb?

How is it possible to feel a phantom limb?

See below: Sensation from the body travels from the "outside in" meaning the impulse starts in the limb and travels through nerves to the spinal cord and then into the brain where we "feel". When a limb is amputated, the nerves to that limb are cut the nerves are still in the part of the limb that remains. When they are stimulated, the brain still interprets the impulses as coming from the amputated part. ...Read more

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What are typical symptoms of 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

Extremity (Definition)

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