Limb Deformity and Limb Length Discrepancy

The causes of limb deformities and limb length discrepancies can be congenital or secondary to an acquired cause such as trauma to the growth plate or infection.

In some instances the degree of deformity is mild and no surgical intervention is required. In other cases the growth plate can be modulated with surgery to guide the growth of the limb and correct the limb length discrepancy or deformity of the leg.

When the child has limited growth remaining, or the deformity is severe more extensive surgery can be required to correct the deformity. Dr. Johnson will assess your child clinically to determine the cause of the deformity or limb length discrepancy and formulate the best treatment plan for them.