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.
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Leg lengthening using intramedullay skeletal kinetic distractor: results of 57 consecutive applications.
Caption: FIGURE 2: Radiographs of entire lower limbs before leg lengthening showed tip of the residual left femur had moved upward about 4 cm in standing position (a) compared with the right leg (b).
This effusion leads to apparent leg lengthening as flexion, abduction, and external rotation maximize volume of joint.
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When I was 16, surgeons at the Princess Margaret Rose Hospital in Edinburgh completely changed my life when they carried out a leg lengthening operation.
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The shorter varieties of we humans can attempt to add height (with said heels, or - heaven forbid - leg lengthening operations) but as a tall person will have great difficulty becoming any shorter, many centuries ago they decreed that tall was best.