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Limb reconstruction and lengthening treatments

Limb reconstruction and lengthening treatments

Therapist with patient 

Lengthening of the shorter limb

 true lok hex


Shortening of the longer limb


Closed femoral shortening

Other devices

Preparing for surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis

Getting ready to have reconstruction or lengthening surgery at Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis? This is what you can expect from pre- to post-op!

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