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Short Limbs (Overview)

Short limbs is a trait in which a person has shorter limbs (arms & legs) than normal, compared to the average person from the same ethnic/racial group. Short limbs can be due to a hereditary/genetic problem such as dwarfism.


Short Limbs (Overview)

Short limbs is a trait in which a person has shorter limbs (arms & legs) than normal, compared to the average person from the same ethnic/racial group. Short limbs can be due to a hereditary/genetic problem such as dwarfism.


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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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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

Extremity (Definition)

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