Limb lengthening is a reconstructive procedure where the deformed bone is straightened or missing bone is replaced. It is performed in children and adults who have variations in their leg length because of a disease, injury or birth defect. The limb lengthening procedure can be performed by minimally invasive techniques.
Knock knees, also called genu valgum, is a type of angular knee deformity in which the legs curve inwards at the knees. It usually affects children in the age group of 3-4 years. The condition may correct itself as the child grows to the age of 7 to 8 years.
Bowed leg is a bony deformity resulting in outward curvature of one or both knees of the lower legs. It is commonly seen in toddlers and overweight adolescents.
Limb deformities can be congenital (present at birth) or develop at a later stage because of a fracture, infection, arthritis or tumor. Congenital deformities of the lower limbs are developmental disorders that cause alterations in the shape and appearance of the legs. Several factors, including genetics, influence the fetal growth in the womb, and exposure to teratogenic drugs and chemicals can increase the risk of congenital deformities.
Fracture Care, Limb Lengthening and Deformity, Skeletal Dysplasia
Fracture Care, Limb Lengthening and Deformity, Clubfoot, Cerebral Palsy, Neuromuscular Conditions, Pediatric Sports, Child and Adolescent Hip Disorders
Fracture Care, Limb Lengthening and Deformity, Clubfoot, Scoliosis and Spine, Pediatric Sports
Fracture Care, Limb Lengthening and Deformity, Clubfoot