When it comes to treating limb-length discrepancies, the surgical team considers family education a critical part of patient care and healing. For a child with a congenital, developmental or post-trauma limb deformity, the goal is to present families with a range of available surgical and non-surgical options, many of which have only been introduced within the last five years.
These options can include alternatives to amputation, bracing, joint and limb reconstruction, plastic surgery, prosthetics or orthotics–or a combination of techniques designed to help the child gain maximum functionality and confidence.
Working with our Fetal Medicine Clinic, congenital deformities such as clubfoot can be diagnosed in utero, and physicians will work with parents to help them prepare in advance and set expectations for their child’s long-term surgical management.
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At Nationwide Children’s, every child diagnosed with a an orthopedic problem is handled with an individualized treatment plan.
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