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Candidates for Limb Lengthening and Deformity Correction Surgery

There are many different kinds of patient conditions that benefit from limb lengthening and complex reconstruction surgery. This includes both upper and lower extremity and both children and adults. The etiology may be after trauma or from birth. The challenge may be limb length discrepancy and/or limb mal-alignment.

Adults and Children

  • Arm or leg length differences
  • Bone or joint deformity

Congenital Deformities
(birth defects)

  • Congenital short femur
  • Fibular hemimelia
  • Hemiatrophy

Short Stature

  • Dwarfism
  • Constitutional short stature

After Trauma

  • Growth plates fractures
  • Malunion
  • Nonunion
  • Shortening & deformity
  • Bone defects

After Infection

  • Osteomyelitis- bone infection

After Tumor

  • Bone defects


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