The Free Limb Scheme and the limb-deficient child in Australia.

A review was undertaken of computerized data on 547 children aged 0-14 years, treated under the Free Limb Scheme in Australia in the years 1981-85, and of children in New South Wales, Queensland and South Australia having major amputations in some of these years. The male/female ratio was 1.8:1. There were 171 children with upper limb deficits and 376… CONTINUE READING