Limb reconstruction may be recommended after certain surgeries or if you or your child has cancer in a bone. After the tumor is removed, the limb may be reconstructed so it can continue to offer strength and functionality.
For many patients, limb reconstruction is a good alternative to amputation. In other situations, children may develop a noticeable difference in limb length due to disease or infection of the leg bone. Because they are still growing, unequal leg length may develop over time.
The University of Minnesota Medical Center ranks among the top 50 hospitals in the nation in orthopedics, according to U.S. News & World Report, so you or your child will benefit from the excellent care offered here.
Thanks to new advances in this area of medicine, our physicians can now offer implants and products that are well-matched to your limb size and strength needed. For children, devices are available that can expand to correspond to the child's growth.
Multidisciplinary teams of physicians from many healthcare specialties, including orthopedics, rehabilitation, physical therapy, and social work, are available to help you or your child through the treatment and recovery process.
Complete limb restoration is the ultimate goal. The leading-edge research conducted by our physicians also may offer you additional treatment advantages and access to clinical trials.