Turki ye Klinik leri J Orthop Traumatol-Special Topics, cilt.4, ss.18-21, 2011 (Diğer Kurumların Hakemli Dergileri)
Preservation of limb lenght and obtaining a functional limb is a first goal of all amputations.The main significant differences of pediatric amputations from adult ones is continueus growth,high elastisity of skin and soft tissues with fast recovery period. Providing of functional limb wıth adequate length must be taken into consideration because of growth potentıal in amputations at an early age. Any operation in pediatric bone tissues,performed with spesific principles will provide fast recovery wıthout any problem,early prosthetic use wıth normal social activities. Giving an opportunity of early prosthetic usage will improve life quality of children wıth congenital or acquired amputations.Optimal timing wıth correct level amputation will made it possible.