Our team of pediatric orthopaedic experts understands living with leg length discrepancies and limb deformities can be stressful not just for your child, but for the entire family. We help you choose the right treatment and understand your role in the process. For example, if your child has limb-lengthening surgery, they will need help making daily adjustments to their device and with everyday tasks like getting in and out of bed. You will also make frequent visits to your child’s doctor to monitor their progress as they grow. We take the time to explain your child’s individual treatment plan -- and to answer your questions.
Leg length discrepancies and lower limb deformities range from minor differences in limb length to significant overgrowth or undergrowth of a leg. In some cases, these conditions may be painful and make it hard for your child to be active. Our team of pediatric orthopaedic experts specializes in identifying these conditions and choosing the appropriate treatments to correct limb length differences, straighten misaligned limbs, and restore strength and function.
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Where you receive your care matters. Duke University Hospital is proud of our team and the exceptional care they provide. They are why our orthopaedics program is nationally ranked, and the highest ranked program in North Carolina, according to U.S. News & World Report for 2022–2023.