4 doctors weighed in:

Is it medically justified to amputate a limb due to neurofibromatosis?

4 doctors weighed in
Dr. Scott McLean
Clinical Genetics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Possibly

Neurofibromatosis type 1 can occasionally cause serious birth defects, including very weak spots of the long bones in the arms or, more commonly, the legs.
These are called pseudoarthroses and can be places where fractures happen very easily and can be nearly impossible to fix. In those cases, amputation and fitting for an artificial limb can greatly improve mobility and independence.

In brief: Possibly

Neurofibromatosis type 1 can occasionally cause serious birth defects, including very weak spots of the long bones in the arms or, more commonly, the legs.
These are called pseudoarthroses and can be places where fractures happen very easily and can be nearly impossible to fix. In those cases, amputation and fitting for an artificial limb can greatly improve mobility and independence.
Dr. Scott McLean
Dr. Scott McLean
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1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sometimes

Function can sometimes be improved with a prosthesis.

In brief: Sometimes

Function can sometimes be improved with a prosthesis.
Dr. Terry Simpson
Dr. Terry Simpson
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Dr. Gerald Mandell
Nuclear Medicine

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes if leg is very severely deformed or severely painful.
If cancer develops in the leg sometimes necessary.

In brief: Sometimes

Sometimes if leg is very severely deformed or severely painful.
If cancer develops in the leg sometimes necessary.
Dr. Gerald Mandell
Dr. Gerald Mandell
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