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Congenital Limb Disorders

Meet the Congenital Limb Deficiency and Deformity Treatment Team

You don’t believe a congenital limb issue should hold your child back in life. You want your child to have the fullest and healthiest life possible. We share your feelings. And we strongly believe in leveraging the widest range of medical expertise toward any challenges your child might have.

At OIC, we know that children with congenital limb deficiency and deformity are best treated through a team effort.

Our treatment approach draws on the knowledge, skill, and experience of a number of different providers across several orthopaedic and non-orthopaedic specialities. Our goal is to help all kids reach their own goals and keep moving toward their fullest potential.

Here are some of the different specialists who make up the congenital limb deficiency and deformity treatment team at OIC:


 

Orthopaedic Surgeons

Orthopaedic surgeons specialize in all things related to a child’s musculoskeletal system. These specialists at OIC are up-to-date on the latest and best surgical treatment options for congenital limb deficiency and deformity in children.

But they are also skilled and knowledgeable in nonsurgical treatment options. Along with the other members of the treatment team, our orthopaedic surgeons will work with you and your child to come up with a care plan customized to meet your child’s needs.


 

Pediatricians

These specialists review your child’s medical history and coordinate general healthcare. They can also work with the orthopaedic surgeon for preoperative labs or tests if your child needs surgery as part of his congenital limb deficiency treatment plan.

Pediatricians can also refer your child to any other specialists whose expertise and care might be needed at any point in the treatment or recovery journey.


 

Nurse Coordinators

Nurse coordinators assist in making sure all medical orders—such as blood work or imaging tests—are carried out. Like pediatricians, nurse coordinators can provide general healthcare for your child, such as physical exams.

They also play an important role in communicating with and connecting the different care providers. And they are ready to answer any questions you or your child might have about any part of the treatment process.


 

Orthotists

This type of specialist works with other members of your child’s treatment team to fit your child with any mobility tools—like braces or crutches—or prosthetic devices that he might need.

Because younger children’s bodies are still growing and developing, orthotists are able to work with patients over time to make any adjustments or fit them with new devices when needed.

And they are ready to provide patients and families with the knowledge and skills needed to keep these devices in good condition and working order.


 

Cast Technicians

Cast technicians help ensure that any casts your child might need during treatment are properly applied, fitted, and positioned so that the body can heal properly. These specialists can also teach you and your child the best ways to keep the cast in good condition.