Leg-length Discrepancy and Limb Deformity Program

The care of children with uneven limb length and limb deformities is complex because a child's growth can dramatically exaggerate limb length differences, as well as angular and rotational deformities. Orthopedic surgeons at The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia can expertly assess a child's current deformity, predict changes as he grows, and identify and treat any complications that may arise. 

Our goals are to:

  • Create straightened limbs that are an appropriate size for the child
  • Match the limbs in size
  • Maximize the limb's strength, range of motion and function

Our team includes highly skilled orthopedic surgeons, radiologists and nurses, prosthetists, physical therapists and occupational therapists. Together, we offer the most advanced surgical techniques, custom prosthetics, rehabilitation and education. We also can arrange for your child to meet with other patients already under our care so you and your child can better understand the proposed treatment and reduce your concerns about it.