Congenital limb amputation

Congenital limb amputations are a limb anomaly that usually occur due to disruption of vascular supply.


Congenital amputations occur in 0.5 (range 0.03-1) per 1000 live births 2


Slightly more common in the upper limb (60%) than in the lower limb (40%) 2


See also

Share article

Article information

rID: 25305
Section: Gamuts
Tag: cases
Synonyms or Alternate Spellings:
  • Congenital limb amputations
  • Congenital amputation

Support Radiopaedia and see fewer ads

Cases and figures

  • Drag
    Case 1: amniotic band syndrome
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Drag
    Case 2: amniotic band syndrome
    Drag here to reorder.
  • Updating… Please wait.

    Alert accept

    Error Unable to process the form. Check for errors and try again.

    Alert accept Thank you for updating your details.