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The limb deficiency clinic at The Royal Children's Hospital is a
multi-disciplinary clinic to cater for the needs of children who
have the absence of the whole or part of a limb. The clinic
involves professionals from prosthetics, physio, occupational
therapy, social work. The clinic takes to care for the children
of Victoria and Tasmania and parts of Southern NSW. The
clinic provides a consultative service for children Australia wide
Limb Deficiencies in children can arrive from congenital
absences, from trauma, from severe infection including
Meningococcal Septicaemia and also on the treatment of tumours.
The clinic provides for the surgical needs of these children but
also for the prosthetic/orthotic and rehabilitation needs. The
clinic is supported by prosthetic expertise from within the
hospital and from external sources.
The staff of this clinic can provide not only for the care of
children who attend the clinic but also provide for antenatal
information for mothers whose babies may be diagnosed as having
limb deficiency by ultrasound examination. The clinic endeavours to
provide support services for parents of children who are either
born with or acquire a limb deficiency.