Our program is also nationally recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of the best pediatric orthopaedics programs.
Limb correction is a gradual process that lengthens and/or straightens bone and soft tissue so that a limb can function as normally as possible. At Miami Children's, one technique the orthopaedist may utilize is the Ilizarov surgical method to correct the deformed limb. This technique uses a device called a circular external fixator to take advantage of the body's natural ability to grow healthy new bone tissue. A circular external fixator fits around the patient's limb and is attached with pins that extend through the skin and into the bone. Other techniques that may be employed by the program include: mono-lateral external fixators, intramedullary skeletalkinetic distractors (ISKD), guided growth and internal fixation. Daily adjustments are made to the apparatus, gradually causing the bone to be reshaped or lengthened as needed. Typically, correction and lengthening is completed within four to 12 months depending on the patient's initial condition. Taylor Spatial Frames are also utilized by the treatment team at Miami Children's Hospital.
To make an appointment concerning Limb Correction, please call (305) 662-8366.
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