Limb length inequality and limb deformity can be due to many causes. The treatment plan will depend on the degree of the discrepancy, the age of the patient, and the underlying reason for the deformity.
Limb correction is prescribed for a variety of conditions:
growth plate fractures
malunion (healing of bones in an incorrect position)
nonunion (incomplete healing of fractured bones)
shortening and deformity due to bone loss.
Congenital limb length discrepancies, including:
those associated with birth defects and deformities, such as congenital short femur, fibular hemimelia, pseudarthrosis of the tibia and hemiatrophy/hemihypertrophy
achondroplasia and other skeletal dysplasias
involving the bone (osteomyelitis) and joint (septic arthritis)
Pediatric hip disorders:
developmental coxa vara
slipped capital femoral epiphyses (SCFE)
secondary to neuromuscular disease or following injury
To make an appointment concerning Limb Length Discrepency or Limb Deformities, please call (305) 662-8366.
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