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Limb shortening: Limb shortening is surgery to shorten a limb that is longer than the opposite limb. For adults or children whose bones are no longer growing, surgery involves cutting out a section of bone and joining the new ends with a metal plate and screws, or a surgical rod to hold the bone together as it heals.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Limb shortening:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Limb shortening may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Limb shortening may include:
Possible surgical complications of Limb shortening may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The prognosis is good for achieving a defined limb length.
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