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Bone growth restriction

Bone growth restriction

Bone growth restriction: Bone growth restriction is surgery to stunt the growth of a limb, usually the femur, in children whose bones are still growing. The surgeon scrapes off or drills into the end of the bone, which can stop its growth. This surgery is performed to allow the shorter leg time to "catch up" to the longer bone.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Bone growth restriction

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Bone growth restriction:

  • Leg length difference

Other Surgical Options: Bone growth restriction

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Bone growth restriction may include these surgeries:

  • Leg shortening (by removing bone)

Anesthetic Requirements for Bone growth restriction

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Bone growth restriction may include:

Procedure Complications: Bone growth restriction

Possible surgical complications of Bone growth restriction may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection
  • Failure of bone growth restriction
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia

Bone growth restriction: Recovery Time

Recovery period for Bone growth restriction: Eight to twelve weeks.

Bone growth restriction: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Bone growth restriction) include:

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