What are Limb Deficiencies?
Upper and lower limb reduction defects occur when a part of or the entire arm (upper limb) or leg (lower limb) of a fetus fails to form completely during pregnancy. The defect is referred to as a "limb reduction" because a limb is reduced from its normal size or is missing.
Content provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). For information and references about Prevention, please visit: Facts about Upper and Lower Limb Reduction Defects.
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