Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center

  • Conditions Treated

    We use a variety of techniques to correct limb problems, many not involving surgery. If surgery is needed, we often use minimally invasive techniques.

    Our procedures include:

    • Limb lengthening:  External fixator and intramedullary rod techniques
    • Limb deformity correction:  Growth modulation and osteotomies
    • Growth plate manipulation: Guided growth techniques
    • Prosthetic conversion
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    Congenital (Birth Defects)

    • Congenital shortening of an extremity
    • Streeter’s dysplasia (amniotic constriction bands /amniotic band syndrome)
    • Below elbow transverse limb deficiency
    • Tibial hemimelia
    • Fibular hemimelia
    • Proximal femoral focal deficiency (short femur)

    After Trauma / Injury

    • Lawnmower injuries
    • Traumatic amputations
    • Growth arrests or disturbances of an extremity due to injury or infection involving the growth plate

    Developmental

    • Blount’s disease (severe bow-legs)
    • Arthritic conditions resulting in limb length inequality, deformity or joint stiffness \
    • Congenital genu valgum (pathologic knock-knees)

    Oncologic

    • Malignancy or tumorous conditions affecting growth and development of an extremity including leg length inequality and limb deformities associated with vascular malformations and neurofibromatosis.

 
  • A doctor and patient in the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center.
    A doctor and patient in the Limb Lengthening and Reconstruction Center.