Limb Reconstruction

Limb reconstruction refers to techniques where the shape and function, or length of a bone in the arm or leg is altered, due to a problem from birth, or due to trauma.

Limb reconstruction surgery lengthens or straightens, or ‘reconstructs’ a bone or joint (deformed limb) using an external fixator, or frame.

Surgery & Treatments

  • Conventional plate fixation
  • Locking plate fixation
  • Intramedullary Nailing
  • Circular fine wire external fixators
  • Bone Transport and limb lengthening
  • Angular and/or rotational correction
  • Joint Arthrodesis or reconstruction
  • Non-unions – Fractures that have failed to heal
  • Mal-unions – Fractures that have healed in the wrong position
  • Post-traumatic arthritis – arthritis of a joint following a fracture or trauma
  • Bone loss – Fractures that have lost bone at the time of accident or subsequent surgery
  • Bone infection (Osteomyelitis) – infected bone commonly associated near a site of previous injury or surgery

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