“Limb” is another name for the arms or legs. Sometimes a child can have a difference in the way their arms or legs are shaped. For example, their legs may be curved or one might be shorter than the other. Or, a bone in the arm may be short or missing.
At Nemours Children's, our pediatric orthopedic surgeons are experts at diagnosing and treating limb and bone length differences. We’ll recommend the best treatment for your child and help you understand what to expect every step of the way.
Our orthopedic teams have many years of experience delivering limb differences and limb lengthening care. We’ll provide a customized approach for your child — not just a standard, one-size-fits-all solution. If your child needs surgery, we use state-of-the-art equipment and minimally invasive techniques, whenever possible, to help kids get home faster. To help us give kids the best possible care, we’re actively involved in orthopedic research. And, year after year, many on our team are recognized as Best Doctors in America.®
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