Immediate limb lengthening involves the surgical
lengthening of a leg or arm so that it can better match the opposite limb.
During the procedure, the bone is cut and the ends are moved apart to make room
for a bone transplant. The pieces are then held together with screws.
Additionally, a bone-shaped biodegradable structure is inserted in between the
Treated with Immediate Limb Lengthening:
Immediate limb lengthening may be utilized when
there is a limb length difference of more than five centimeters.
There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to
immediate limb lengthening. Ilizarov technique of leg lengthening is a surgical
with Immediate Limb Lengthening:
Immediate limb lengthening is performed under general
anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware
during the procedure.
Complications from Immediate Limb Lengthening:
Possible risks following immediate limb lengthening
include infection, bleeding, scarring, poor bone growth, weakened bone and a
negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to require a long