Limb
Lengthening

Limb lengthening is a process by which an arm or a leg can be lengthened. Usually this is done in cases where the limb is short secondary to congenital conditions (being born that way) or acquired due to trauma, infection, segmental bone loss, childhood diseases, underlying bone conditions etc…

The surgery for limb lengthening involves either an external or internal device that will hold the bone on either end and the bone is then cut in between.  The bone is gradually pulled apart 1mm/day, a process called distraction osteogenesis until the desired length is achieved.  Usually a bone can be lengthened between 6-8cm.  Limb lengthening can be done in the arms (humerus or radius/ulna) and in the legs (femur and tibia).

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Clinics

Verdun Hospital

4000 Boulevard Lasalle, Verdun, Quebec H4G 2A2, Canada

  • Appointments (514) 765-7324
  • Outpatient Clinic (514) 362-1000 ext. 62500
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Tiny Tots Medical Centre

Tiny Tots Medical Centre, Côte Saint-Luc, QC, Canada

  • PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ONLY
  • Appointments (514) 342-9911
  • Website www.clubtinytots.ca
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The Children’s Clinic

5100 de Maisonneuve West, 2nd Floor, Montreal, Quebec H4A 3T2

  • PEDIATRIC PATIENTS ONLY
  • Appointments (514) 228-4444 ext. 291
  • Website www.thechildrensclinic.ca
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Clinique Médicale du Sud-Ouest

4475 Rue Bannantyne, suite 103, Montréal, QC, Canada

  • Appointments (514) 765-3600
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Brunswick Medical Clinic

955 Boul Saint-Jean, Pointe-Claire, QC H9R 5K3

  • Appointments (514) 426-6677
  • Website www.brunswickmedical.ca
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Clinique de Physiothérapie Médico-Sportive de Verdun

4074 Boulevard LaSalle, Verdun, QC, Canada

  • Appointments (514) 362-8945
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Clinique de Physiatrie CDN

5515 St Jacques St, suite 201, Montréal, QC, Canada

  • Appointments (514) 735-5547
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