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Forum Name: Surgery Topics

Question: Limb shortening surgery?

 gfdgds - Sun Dec 27, 2009 3:42 am

Is it possible to get limb shortening surgery if you don't have leg length discrepancy? Where could you get it done at?
 Dr.M.Aroon kamath - Sat Mar 13, 2010 4:05 am

User avatar Hi,
Limb shortening or limb lengthening surgery are generally done for leg-length inequality.Shortening is the procedure of choice for the correction of minor or moderate leg-length inequality in adults of reasonable total height.
Sometimes, lengthening of the other limb may also be undertaken simultaneously.

There have been reports of bilateral lower limb shortening surgery performed for tall stature.

I am not aware of the centers which are routinely performing bilateral limb shortening.Best wishes!

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