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Bone Growth Restriction

Posted On: 04-22-2015
Bone Growth Restriction

What is Bone Growth Restriction?

During bone growth restriction, the growth of a limb (typically the femur) is shunted by scraping off or drilling into the end of the bone.

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Conditions Treated with Bone Growth Restriction:

Bone growth restriction is used in cases where there is a difference in length of the legs. The procedure is performed on children whose bones are still growing so that the shorter leg is able to “catch up” to the longer one.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Bone Growth Restriction:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to bone growth restriction. Leg shortening through removing bone is a surgical alternative.

Anesthesia with Bone Growth Restriction:

Bone growth restriction is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Bone Growth Restriction:

Possible risks following bone growth restriction include infection, bleeding and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for the bone growth restriction to fail.

Recovery from Bone Growth Restriction:

Total recovery from bone growth restriction takes eight to 12 weeks.

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