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Limb lengthening and deformity correction works
on the principle of distraction osteogenesis.
In this process, a bone that has been surgically
cut is gradually distracted (pulled apart), leading
to new bone formation (osteogenesis) at the site
of the lengthening. This technology is most frequently
used to correct limb length discrepancies (LLDs)
in children and adults which may occur because
of birth defects, diseases or injuries. The method
is also used to correct hip and other joint deformities
and to treat complex problems involving scar tissue
which restrict normal limb motion.
Highly trained orthopaedic surgeons at The University
Hospital have extensive experience in correcting
LLDs using the full range of techniques including
the Ilizarov and Taylor Spatial Frames as well
as intramedullary nailing techniques.