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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Limb Reconstruction

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About limb reconstruction

A patient with her leg in a contraption poses cheerfully for the camera Limb lengthening and reconstruction techniques are used to replace missing bone and to lengthen and/or straighten deformed bone segments of legs and arms in children and adults.

This is a subspecialty of orthopaedic surgery, which deals with the treatment of complications after injury and the correction of limb deformity including limb lengthening.

A large proportion of these patients will be diagnosed with osteomyelitis (infected bone) and require complex treatment from a large multidisciplinary team led by the Bone Infection Unit, the only dedicated unit of its kind in the UK. Patients attend the unit for treatment from all over the UK and overseas.

We have one of the most comprehensive limb lengthening programs in the United Kingdom. Our highly experienced orthopaedic surgeons work closely with a dedicated multidisciplinary team of health professionals, both in the hospital and in the community, to get the best possible results.