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Center for Advanced Pediatric Limb Reconstruction & Lengthening

Center for Advanced Pediatric Limb Reconstruction & Lengthening

Limb reconstruction

The Center for Advanced Pediatric Limb Lengthening and Correction at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis provides the best in pediatric orthopaedic evaluation, diagnosis and surgical intervention for children with limb differences and deformities. Through the collaboration of our staff, including advanced nursing care, therapy and psychological intervention, our goal is to improve the function, mobility and independence of each child.

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Common conditions treated by the Center include:


  • Femoral Anteversion
  • Femoral Retroverion
  • Tibial Torsion (External)
  • Tibial Torsion (Internal)


  • Genu Valgum (knock knees)
  • Physeal Arrest 

Metabolic bone disease:

  • Rickets
  • Osteogenesis Imperfecta (Brittle Bone Disease) 

Limb length discrepancy (LLD): 

  • Congenital Short Femur 
  • Proximal Femoral Focal Deficiency 
  • Tibial Hemimelia 
  • Fibular Hemimelia 
  • Posteromedial Bowing of the Tibia 
  • Hemihypertrophy
  • Skeletal Dysplasia
  • Metaphyseal Dysplasia
  • Epiphyseal Dysplasia
  • Achondroplasia
  • Dysplasia Epiphysealis Hemimelica (Trevor's Disease)
  • Osteochondromatosis (MHE)
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