Epiphyseal stapling involves placing staples across
the growth plate to slow down growth of the femur. The staples can be removed
later if necessary.
- Bone growth
- Femur growth
- Femur surgery
Treated with Epiphyseal Stapling:
Epiphyseal stapling is utilized in cases of a
difference in limb length in adolescents.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
epiphyseal stapling. Leg shortening, percutaneous epiphysiodesis and open
epiphysiodesis are surgical alternatives to the procedure.
with Epiphyseal Stapling:
Epiphyseal stapling is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Epiphyseal Stapling:
Possible risks following epiphyseal stapling include
infection, bleeding, femur fracture and a negative reaction to the anesthesia.
It is also possible to experience shorter adult stature and for the procedure
to fail to restrict bone growth.
from Epiphyseal Stapling:
Total recovery from
epiphyseal stapling takes eight to 12 weeks.