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Physical therapy – limb reconstruction and lengthening

Physical therapy – limb reconstruction and lengthening

Patient in therapy

Find below, physical therapy and rehabilitation information for patients of The Center for Advanced Pediatric Limb Reconstruction and Lengthening. Included is useful information, resources and tips to help make your rehabilitation process a great success. As always, we are here to answer any questions and help address any concerns you may have along the way. Please feel to contact us anytime, and check back often as we will be adding helpful videos and additional resources.

External fixators

Rehabilitation information for patients with a Taylor spatial frame, Ilizarov external fixator, or a TL-HEX system.

Patient in physical therapy

Patient in physical therapy

Exercises are for reference and for current patient use only. You will receive a personalized rehabilitation plan after surgery.

Where to call with questions or concerns

Rehabilitation Department
Shriners Hospitals for Children — St. Louis
314-432-3600, ext. 1138