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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