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Upper limb abnormalities:


        
For parents, caregivers, health care providers, and teachers, concerns and questions often arise regarding the care and well-being of individuals with Cornelia de Lange syndroom. 

Physical function is usually remarkably good in individuals with CdLS who have limb abnormalities. Therefore, physical therapy (physiotherapy) or surgical procedures are usually not required. 

Prosthetic devices may be used to aid physical function, however, individuals with CdLS may find difficulty tolerating them.


Recommendation(s)

Upper limb abnormalities:

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As function is often remarkably good in major limb anomalies, caution is recommended regarding surgical procedures in individuals with CdLS.
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Prosthetic devices targeting a single function should be considered depending on the needs and tolerance in individuals with CdLS.
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Prognosis regarding development and mobility should be taken into account when considering treatment of musculoskeletal problems in individuals with CdLS.

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