leg lengthening

leg lengthening

An orthopaedic surgical technique used to equalize leg length in children in cases of severe leg length discrepancy or to correct short stature. An EXTERNAL FIXATOR is applied, the bone is cut through with preservation of the outer bone membrane (periosteum), and very gradual lengthening is applied via the fixator at a rate of about 1 mm per day. Once the desired length is achieved no further lengthening traction is applied but the fixator must be left in place until bone consolidation has occurred. The treatment may take months.
Collins Dictionary of Medicine © Robert M. Youngson 2004, 2005
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