Limb Lengthening Conditions & Treatments

Treatment to Maximize Function and Minimize Negative Impact

Experience with the latest technology, devices and surgical techniques enables us to give you the very best options for your children. At the International Limb Lengthening Institute some conditions can be treated with simple one time operations and others require staged procedures. Whatever the case, from the time of your first consultation with the International Limb Lengthening Institute, it is our goal to discuss various options for treatment and answer all your questions in order to help you make the best decision for your child.

For cases involving complex limb deformities and length discrepancies in children, growth and limb length calculations are made to predict height, limb length discrepancy and progression of deformity in order to inform parents of expectations and proactively treat growing children. For these more complex cases, options will be outlined for a life plan and the ideal ages at which various stages of reconstruction can be performed in order to maximize function and minimize any negative impact on family, childhood, school and life pursuits.

Conditions We Treat

  • Fibular hemimelia
  • Congenital femoral deficiency/proximal focal femoral deficiency
  • Congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia
  • Clubfoot
  • Hip dysplasia
  • Slipped capital femoral epihpysis
  • Legg calve perthes disease
  • Blount’s disease/tibia vara
  • Skeletal dysplasias
  • Rickets
  • Other limb length discrepancy/deformity

Procedures Performed

General Procedures

  • Limb lengthening
  • Precice nail
  • Fixator assisted nailing/plating
  • Taylor spatial frame and Orthofix TL Hex
  • Ilizarov reconstruction
  • Bone transport
  • Periacetabular osteotomy/PAO
  • Joint distraction
  • Epiphysiodesis
  • Triple pelvic osteotomy
  • Guided growth/8 Plates
  • Superhip, Superknee, and Superankle procedures
  • Stature lengthening

Post Traumatic Reconstruction

  • Fractures
  • Malunion
  • Nonunion
  • Bone deficit/bone loss
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Growth plate/physeal arrest
  • Limb length discrepancy

Hip Preservation

  • Dysplasia
  • Cam and pincer impingement

I am thankful because now I am a new person.Laudy Matos
Orthopedic Patient, Dominican Republic