Limb Lengthening Treatment

Limb Lengthening Treatment

About Limb Lenghterning:

Limb lengthening is a treatment that entails extending the bones in the arms and legs. This is done in stages so that the bones and soft tissues (skin, muscles, nerves, and so on) gradually lengthen. The procedure usually takes many months. Limb lengthening can be paired with deformity repair, either progressive or acute.

Treatment:

 the doctor will cut the bone to create two separate bone segments. An osteotomy is a surgical technique that involves cutting a bone. To prepare the muscles and nerves for lengthening, further soft-tissue treatments may be performed at the same time. The Achilles tendon, for example, might be surgically lengthened to make tibial (shin bone) lengthening simpler. An orthopaedic lengthening device will also be applied to the bone by the doctor. Internal devices, such as the Precise nail, are orthopaedic lengthening devices that are placed into the bone. External fixators, such as the Taylor Spatial Frame, are orthotic lengthening devices that stay outside of the body.