Limb Lengthening

Reclaiming Balance: Limb Length Discrepancy Correction at Medace Clinic

Leg length discrepancies, where one leg is shorter than the other, can cause a variety of challenges. At Medace Clinic, we understand the functional limitations and discomfort these discrepancies can cause. Our team of experienced orthopedic surgeons offers specialized limb lengthening procedures to help you achieve equal leg lengths and restore balance and function in your daily life.


Common Injuries We Treat:

Understanding Limb Length Discrepancies:

Limb length discrepancies can arise due to various factors, including:

  • Congenital conditions: Certain birth defects can cause one leg to be shorter than the other.
  • Growth plate injuries: Damage to growth plates in childhood can disrupt bone growth, leading to leg length differences.
  • Infections or surgeries: These can damage bone or soft tissues, affecting leg growth.
  • Fractures: Improperly healed fractures can cause leg shortening.


Symptoms of Limb Length Discrepancies:

The severity of symptoms depends on the degree of leg length difference. Here are some common indicators:

  • Limping: The most common symptom, as the body tries to compensate for the uneven leg lengths.
  • Pain: Hip, knee, or back pain can occur due to altered gait and uneven stress on joints.
  • Pelvic tilt: The pelvis may tilt to one side to compensate for the leg length difference.
  • Scoliosis: In severe cases, a curved spine (scoliosis) may develop.


Diagnosis at Medace Clinic:

Our doctors will conduct a thorough evaluation to diagnose the cause and extent of your leg length discrepancy. This may involve:

  • Detailed medical history: Discussing your symptoms, medical history, and any potential causes.
  • Physical examination: Assessing your posture, gait, and leg length discrepancy.
  • Imaging tests: X-rays, CT scans, or leg length discrepancy studies will be used to visualize the bones and measure the discrepancy.


Limb Lengthening Procedures at Medace Clinic:

At Medace Clinic, we offer two primary surgical techniques for limb lengthening:

  • Internal lengthening device: A surgically implanted device is placed inside the bone. Gradually, the device is adjusted over time to create a controlled distraction gap, stimulating new bone growth and lengthening the limb.
  • External fixator: This method involves placing metal rings around the bone and connecting them with rods. The fixator is gradually adjusted daily to lengthen the bone.


Why Choose Medace Clinic for Limb Lengthening?

  • Experienced and skilled surgeons: Our team comprises surgeons specializing in limb lengthening procedures, ensuring optimal outcomes.
  • Advanced surgical techniques: We utilize minimally invasive techniques whenever possible to minimize scarring and discomfort.
  • 3D imaging and planning: Advanced technology allows for precise surgical planning and optimal bone lengthening.
  • Pain management expertise: We prioritize minimizing pain throughout the treatment process.
  • Comprehensive rehabilitation: Our physical therapists design personalized programs to strengthen muscles, improve flexibility, and restore gait after surgery.
  • Psychological support: We understand the emotional aspects of limb lengthening and offer support to address any concerns you may have.


Taking Steps Towards a Balanced Future

Leg length discrepancies can significantly impact your mobility and quality of life. At Medace Clinic, we are committed to helping you achieve equal leg lengths, improve your gait, and regain a sense of balance and confidence. Contact Medace Clinic today to schedule a consultation with one of our orthopedic surgeons and explore your limb lengthening options.


What Our Patients Say

We love that our patients feel inspired to write about the care they received here at Medace Clinic! Here are some of the wonderful letters and comments we have recently received.

Bharathraj Bhandary
Bharathraj Bhandary
I had visited Medace Clinic in Kothanur for my Tennis Elbow issue in my right hand. I was recommended for Physiotherapy treatment. I underwent this treatment for 4 days in the clinic (daily visit for treatment) and was given few exercises to be done at home post that. I got a huge relief from this treatment. The Physiotherapist was very good. She had a good knowledge and was able to get to the exact pain and provided the treatment. My pain has reduced drastically and I am able to do the daily activities without any pain now. Will be joining back to gym as well in 4 to 5 days.
Praburam Selvaraj
Praburam Selvaraj
Have been there for ortho related problem. Dr Noel has examined and given me the correct diagnosis and explained clearly the steps in treatment. Dr Sharmia - physio is highly talented and does the physio treatment effectively. Very reliable place to go to..
Maria Celina
Maria Celina
Very caring and compassionate clinic. I had consulted Dr Noel for my arm pain. You can blindly trust them with the treatment. They are also available any time on WhatsApp and have responded to my queries.
Sruthi M
Sruthi M
I met Dr. geetika for a gynaec problem and was surprised to c her approach towards it.... Problem solved without medication and met Dr Noel for my leg issue. He has a positive approach with limited medication. Both are very friendly and well maintained clinic. Extremely happy to find reliable doctors
Piyush Pagaria
Piyush Pagaria
We consulted Dr. Geetika throughout my wife’s pregnancy. Without question, she is a gem of a person, soft spoken and very down to earth. The best thing about her is that you can message her with the slightest doubt on WhatsApp and she is available to respond. She will take the time to listen to you and provide you with the most effective advice to address your current situation and prevent future issues. She is very very easy to talk to. Never prescribed us any unnecessary tests or medicines. She guided us in detail at every step week after week, month after month. We are so happy and proud for having done this journey with her.
Dr. Noel Kumar at Medace Clinic is an exceptional doctor who truly cares about his patients. He has been treating my todler son for the past three months, he has recovered from his femur fracture completely and I have seen a remarkable improvement in his condition. His expertise in the field is very evident in the way he diagnosed, operated and provided post operative care. Dr. Noel takes the time to explain everything in detail and answer any questions we have. He is always available to address our concerns and provide us with the best possible care. The clinic is well-equipped and staffed by friendly professionals who go above and beyond to make us feel comfortable. I would highly recommend Dr. Noel and Medace Clinic to anyone looking for quality orthopedic care.
Lavanya Sivanesan
Lavanya Sivanesan
Dr.Geetika (gynecologist) I have never seen such kind of doctor with full care , patience and friendly approach. Her patients are really so Lucky to have her. She makes us very comfortable and very open in person. My whole journey of pregnancy was soo happy and I enjoyed it a lot because of her. Soo Thank full and Happy to be her patient❤️
Letngam Kipgen
Letngam Kipgen
This clinic. Am very satisfied physio treatment.. Am coming first time more pain .. now Dr. Sharmiya (physiotherapy) teaches more exercises.. then no pain.. nowalright .. Dr. Speaks very calm and polite

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