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The Management of Lower Limb Phocomelia JBJS B

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Description: The management of children with bilateral phocomelia is very difficult. In these patients the whole or greater portion of the femur is absent, as is usually also the tibia. Conventional prostheses have, at the best, given laboured, restricted and unstable walking. The problem is made worse by the fact that many of these children have shortened and deformed upper limbs which are too weak to permit the use of sticks and crutches or to assist in maintaining balance.
THE MANAGEMENT OF LOWER LIMB PHOCOMELIA D. W. Lamb, D. C. Simpson and R. B. Pirie JBJS B VOL, 52 B, NO. 4, NOVEMBER 1970 Free full text

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