Early experience with leg lengthening by callotasis and chondrodiastasis.

Over a four year period, 20 segments in 16 patients were treated by lengthening by callotasis or chondrodiastasis. The indications for treatment were leg length discrepancy in 13 patients and short stature in three. Patients with leg length discrepancy were all treated by femoral lengthening; the mean length gained was 4.4 cm (range 2.5 to 6.Ocm). For… CONTINUE READING