Limb reconstruction

You are here:

Limb lengthening and reconstruction techniques are used to replace missing bone and to lengthen and/or straighten deformed bone segments.

Treatment is often needed due to complications after injury and the correction of limb deformity including limb lengthening.

If patients are diagnosed with osteomyelitis (infected bone), they will require complex treatment.

Limb reconstruction surgery ‘reconstructs’ a bone or joint using an external fixator, or frame. An external fixator is attached to the bone by screws and wires. By adjusting the frame, the limb can be lengthened and/or straightened, joint deformity corrected and bone that is missing, infected or abnormally formed replaced.

Contact us

Orthopaedic Specialists
Queen Anne Street Medical Centre
18-22 Queen Anne Street
London W1G 8HU
T. +44 (0) 20 3837 9926‬

Orthopaedic Specialists:

Mr Nima Heidari

Mr Nima Heidari

Mr Nima Heidari specialises in leg lengthening and reconstruction.Read More »
Mr Ali Noorani

Mr Ali Noorani

Mr Ali Noorani is a specialist in upper limb reconstruction.Read More »
Mr Ronald van Heerwaarden

Mr Ronald J. van Heerwaarden

Mr Ronald J. van Heerwaarden is a specialist in limb deformity correction and joint preservation surgery of the knee.Read More »