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Limb Length Discrepancy

A limb length discrepancy is when one limb (usually the leg) is shorter or longer than the other. It is not unusual as a child grows that a minor temporary leg length discrepancy occurs. It is considered a problem if the leg length difference is more than 2 cm. (approximately 1 inch). Leg length discrepancies are caused by changes in bone growth. These changes may be caused by fractures, infections, tumors or for reasons unknown. In rare situations, children may be born with a shorter leg (i.e. cerebral palsy, clubfoot, syndromes, etc.).

Services offered include:

  • Limb lengthening, shortening, deformities correction using Ilizarov, monolateral fixator, spatial frame and fitbone.
  • Stature correction: dwarfism and hypoplasia.
  • Congenital radial hypoplasia.