Orthopedic Surgery

Leg-length Discrepancy and Limb Deformities

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 indentify and treat any complications that may arise. 

Our goals are to:

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.

Treatment of limb length discrepancies and deformities

For information about surgical techniques to repair limb length differences and complex limb deformities, visit our health information pages for:

Make an appointment

If you would like to have your child evaluated by our limb specialist, please call 215-590-1527.

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