hemimelia

hemimelia

 [hem″e-me´le-ah]
congenital absence of all or part of the distal half of a limb.

hem·i·mel·i·a

(hem'ē-mēl'ē-ă),
Congenital partial absence of a part of an extremity; for example, absence of the fibula and presence of the tibia.
[hemi- + G. melos, limb, + -ia]

hemimelia

/hemi·me·lia/ (-me´le-ah) a developmental anomaly characterized by absence of all or part of the distal half of a limb.

hemimelia

[-mē′lyə]
Etymology: Gk, hemi + melos
a developmental anomaly characterized by the absence or gross shortening of the lower portion of one or more of the limbs. The condition may involve either or both of the bones of the distal arm or leg and is designated according to which is absent or defective, as fibular, radial, tibial, or ulnar hemimelia. See also ectromelia, phocomelia.

hemimelia

congenital absence of all or part of the distal half of a limb.

inherited tibial hemimelia
only the first and second phalanges of each limb are missing in this inherited defect in cattle.
radial hemimelia
see radial hemimelia.
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Carter had his left leg amputated at the age of 11 months after being born with Fibular Hemimelia.
Taylor was born with a bone disorder called Fibular Hemimelia and had to be fitted with a prosthetic leg at a young age.
The seven-year-old was born with fibular hemimelia, a condition which prevents the lower legs or feet from developing properly.
Las coaliciones tarsales multiples han sido observadas en algunos padecimientos como hemimelia peronea (16), pie equino varo (17), sindrome de Apert (18) y sindrome de NievegertPearlman (7,10).
9,14,15) Increased tibial forces during lengthening for patients with fibular hemimelia can lead to varying amounts of growth arrest in the lateral distal tibial physis.
As Gulf News reported in May, Muntaha suffers from tibial hemimelia, a condition that affects one in a million babies and leads to deformed hands, feet and legs.
Digits on either side of cleft may exhibit various degrees of fusion, in many cases is associated with tibial hemimelia.
Charlotte Phillips, from Solihull, was at the event with her sons Joshua and Alexander, who was born with fibular hemimelia, a leg deficiency that meant one of his feet did not develop properly.
He has a condition called fibular hemimelia and when he was just a toddler had the lower part of his right leg removed, a procedure that has forced him to wear a prosthetic leg ever since.
5 3 Participant Amputation Cause Prosthesis Description 1 Osteosarcoma Sleeve + Pinlock 2 Trauma Suction Sleeve (motorcycle accident) 3 Arterial Disease Vacuum Suspension 4 Trauma Suction Sleeve (motorcycle accident) 5 Gunshot Vacuum Suspension 6 Trauma (leg fracture) Suction Sleeve 7 Manufacturing Accident Sleeve + Pinlock 8 IV Injection Infection Suction Sleeve 9 Diabetic Infection Suction Sleeve 10 Blood Clot Sleeve + Pinlock/ Torque Absorber 11 Congenital (fib hem) Suction + Anatomical 12 Trauma Suction Sleeve (motorcycle accident) 13 Trauma Suction Sleeve (nonhealing fracture) Fib hem = fibular hemimelia, Ht = height, IV = intravenous, L = left, R = right.
with orthopedic surgeon-researcher Scott Hoffinger, MD, an expert in treating fibular hemimelia -- the birth deficiency that caused Mary's left leg to be three inches shorter than her right.