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Leg lengthening: Leg lengthening is surgery to gradually lengthen the leg over several months. The bone is cut and metal screws are inserted into the bone, extending through the skin; an external metal frame is attached to the screws. The frame is gradually moved apart, while new bone grows between the existing ends of bone.
These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Leg lengthening:
Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Leg lengthening may include these surgeries:
These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Leg lengthening may include:
Possible surgical complications of Leg lengthening may include:
The prognosis for a good medical outcome: The surgery is successful ~40% of the time and has many complications. A second surgery under general anesthesia is necessary to remove the hardware.
Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Leg lengthening) include:
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