Within a few days of a leg lengthening and correction procedure, your child may be able to stand and begin to walk with the help of crutches. At first, he or she will be allowed only to put some weight on the operated leg.
A wheelchair or crutches may be required when you go home, depending on the treatment. A physical therapist will teach your child how to use these aids and advise how to get around at home during this time. As the leg continues to heal, your child will become more able to bear full weight on the leg.