Pros and Cons of Leg Lengthening

Pros and Cons of Leg Lengthening - Colton Meads Pros and...

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Colton Meads Pros and Cons of Leg Lengthening: First I’ll start off with the cons of the Leg lengthening, there is a very extensive recovery period and multiple surgeries and risk. However there is the pro that it can add up to six inches to a leg. The recovery is needed for the bone to heal and for the patient to recuperate. The normal recovery period for someone with leg lengthening surgery is 8-12 weeks and the child will be back on his feet doing their everyday activity. They will most likely have to stay in the hospital for at least a week and will normally wear a cast for 3-4 weeks. The pro of adding six inches to a child leg is very good and can help dramatically. Pros and Cons of Leg Shortening: The cons of leg shortening are long recovery period, permanent short height and having to get a section of bone being removed from your leg. Also a metal rod will be placed into the bone in which it will need to be removed after a year which is an extensive surgery. The permanent short height comes from when
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  • Fall '08
  • DAY
  • Physician, Human height, Bone fracture, Distraction osteogenesis

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