When a limb needs to be lengthened, or a problem needs to be corrected, there are several non-surgical and surgical treatments available, depending on the severity of the issue and the history of treatments that have already been done.

Your physician or orthopedic surgeon will evaluate what is appropriate for your case based on your medical history, a physical examination, imaging and blood or nerve tests. A specialist will be best equipped to evaluate and diagnose conditions that may require external fixation.

If you would like to have a consultation with an orthopedic surgeon, use our Surgeon Finder tool. Before you visit your doctor or surgeon, make a list of questions — our FAQs might provide a good starting point for discussion.

Learn more about the treatment options: