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A congenital condition is one that is present from birth. A congenital limb deficiency (also called limb reduction) occurs when a limb doesn’t form correctly during pregnancy. This can cause a limb deformity—when the arm or leg is crooked, shortened, or bowed rather than straight.

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A congenital condition is one that is present from birth. A congenital limb deficiency (also called limb reduction) occurs when a limb doesn’t form correctly during pregnancy. This can cause a limb deformity—when the arm or leg is crooked, shortened, or bowed rather than straight.

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To find out how OIC can help your child, schedule an appointment by calling us at (213) 741-8330.

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Yvonne's Story

Every mother wants to give birth to a healthy baby. But what if your baby isn’t born that way? What if doctors tell you that, because the bones of your newborn’s lower legs will never grow, your baby girl will never, ever walk?

Yvonne was one of those babies. She was born with a congenital condition in her lower legs. From birth, the bones below her knees did not grow. Her mother was told that her baby girl would never, ever walk.

With the love and determination that only a mother knows, Mom refused to give up hope for her child. She found Orthopaedic Institute for Children (OIC), and Yvonne became Dr. Anthony Scaduto’s patient.

“The first day I saw her, I knew she would walk if she received the right care and the right treatment,” says Dr. Scaduto, OIC’s President and CEO.

He explained to her mother that her little girl needed to have surgery that would amputate both legs above the knee. Because once that was done, Yvonne could be fitted for prosthetics. And with prosthetics, she would be able to walk for the rest of her life.

“Yvonne is a sparkling child, full of energy, life and always in motion,” says Dr. Scaduto. “I am humbled by her bold spirit, and so grateful to be able to contribute to improving the quality of her life.”