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How painfull is limb lengthening?

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Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Orthopedic Surgery
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In brief: Goal-symmetric limbs

The goal of limb lengthening is to create more symmetry or functional use of the affected limb when compared to the opposite side.
This is an elective surgery, and a thorough discussion regarding the risks and benefits of such surgery need to be undertaken prior to considering this option. Initial surgical pain is moderate, and intermittent pain with actual physical lengthening is similar.

In brief: Goal-symmetric limbs

The goal of limb lengthening is to create more symmetry or functional use of the affected limb when compared to the opposite side.
This is an elective surgery, and a thorough discussion regarding the risks and benefits of such surgery need to be undertaken prior to considering this option. Initial surgical pain is moderate, and intermittent pain with actual physical lengthening is similar.
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
Dr. Thomas Deberardino
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