Lower-limb growth: how predictable are predictions?

  title={Lower-limb growth: how predictable are predictions?},
  author={Paula Marie Kelly and Alain Dim{\'e}glio},
  journal={Journal of children's orthopaedics},
  volume={2 6},
PURPOSE The purpose of this review is to clarify the different methods of predictions for growth of the lower limb and to propose a simplified method to calculate the final limb deficit and the correct timing of epiphysiodesis. BACKGROUND Lower-limb growth is characterized by four different periods: antenatal growth (exponential); birth to 5 years (rapid growth); 5 years to puberty (stable growth); and puberty, which is the final growth spurt characterized by a rapid acceleration phase… CONTINUE READING

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