Congenital Lower Limb Deficiencies

  • Ali¬†Kalamchi

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. General

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ins1-ins1
    2. John A. Ogden
      Pages 1-45
    3. Morris S. Dixon Jr.
      Pages 58-64
  3. Congenital Deficiency of the Lower Limbs

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ins1-ins1
    2. Thomas L. Schmidt
      Pages 65-88
    3. Robert Eilert
      Pages 89-107
    4. Ivan Krajbich
      Pages 108-127
    5. Ali Kalamchi
      Pages 128-139
    6. Ali Kalamchi
      Pages 140-151
  4. Treatment Modalities

    1. Front Matter
      Pages ins3-ins3
    2. S. Jay Kumar
      Pages 163-179
    3. J. Richard Bowen, In Ho Choi
      Pages 180-210
    4. George H. Thompson, Jon P. Leimkuehler
      Pages 211-235
    5. Peter D. Pizzutillo
      Pages 236-241
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 250-257

About this book


Edited by the respected pediatric orthopaedic surgeon Ali Kalamchi, M.D. with contributions from other experts in the field, Congenital Lower Limb Deficiencies is a single source reference guide for rare complex congenital defects of the lower limb. The text is divided into three sections. The first section discusses normal limb development; the genetic, familial, and historical nature of lower limb defects; and the evaluation and categorization of such defects in pediatric patients. The second section characterizes and classifies the congenital defects and covers early long-term planning of patient management based on clinical and radiographic findings. The third section analyzes the treatment modalities, including several chapters on the relationship of sports therapy to the treatment plan. In addition, the authors contribute their wealth of expertise by sharing their experiences and preferences in the treatment of congenital lower limb defects. The team approach for geneticists, pediatricians, orthopedists, therapists, prosthetists and other health care professsionals involved in each case is emphasized.


amputation management physical therapy sports medicine

Editors and affiliations

  • Ali¬†Kalamchi
    • 1
  1. 1.Limestone Medical CenterWilmingtonUSA

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