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Leg lengthening/shortening

Definition Leg lengthening or shortening involves a variety of surgical procedures used to correct legs of unequal lengths, a condition referred to as limb length discrepancy (LLD). LLD occurs because a leg bone grows more slowly in one leg than on the other leg. Surgical treatment is indicated for discrepancies exceeding 1 in (2.5 cm). Encyclopedia of Surgery: A Guide for Patients and Caregivers

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The Ilizarov and External Fixator Wearers Support Group

The aim of this site is to help answer any questions concerning the Ilizarov fixator and is directed toward; People who are presently undergoing orthopaedic correction by Ilizarov fixator. People who are expecting orthopaedic surgery and the fitting of an Ilizarov fixator as part of this. People who may have an orthopaedic condition and who have never heard of the Ilizarov fixator and may like to discuss this with their consultant.

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