The Heidelberg Experience

  • Ernst Marquardt


The severe psychic shock each mother sustains after giving birth to a limb-deficient child is a reality. It is of critical importance that parents be involved from the very onset of the program. In our special unit for limb-deficient children in Heidelberg, we were able to prove that inpatient and outpatient medical treatment is far more successful if we include in the program in infancy, psychological and educational aspects of the child’s problems as well as parental counseling both individually and in groups.


Island Flap Residual Limb Balance Exercise Proprioceptive Neuromuscular Facilitation Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency 
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