Our surgical team is well established worldwide in limb lengthening and limb reconstruction. Using external fixators or other surgical techniques we can correct large limb length discrepancies or deformities. This technique is also very useful when treating bone loss.
When is it appropriate to request surgery for limb reconstruction?
Limb reconstruction surgery is indicated in the case of:
Grave bone infection or chronic bone infection
Acquired limb deformities
Congenital limb deformities (since birth9
Pseudoartrosi, fracture non union (not healed fractures)
How is a limb reconstruction carried out?
Limb reconstruction surgery is carried out with different techniques depending of the tipe of problem and the patient needs. Circular frames and the Ilizarov technique is often used in this kind of surgery.