Arm, Leg, and Foot Deformities we Treat
Acetabular dysplasia is more commonly known as hip dysplasia. It refers to a hip socket that is shallow and doesn’t fully cover the ball of the femur (hip). The result is excessive mobility or stress on the hip joint that can cause pain.
When blood supply is cut off to the bone, leading to the death of bone tissue, this is known as avascular necrosis.
Bone Dysplasia (Dwarfism)
Dwarfism (also known as achondroplasia) is a type of short stature. There are hundreds of different medical conditions that can affect ultimate size and/or the growth of an infant.
Bowlegs are a curvature of the legs such that when the feet are placed together, the knees are not touching (the opposite of knock knees).
A cleft foot is a birth defect that involves a deep space missing from the foot that extends toward the ankle.
Clubfoot is a medical condition in which an infant’s foot or feet are turned inward, either to the side or almost facing upward.
Congenital Femoral Deficiency
The femur is the upper leg bone that connects the knee to the hip. In some children, a birth defect causes the femur to be shorter than it should be. This lead to other developmental issues, such as deformity and instability of the hip and knee. Congenital femoral deficiency typically impacts just one femur, though it can affect both.
Congenital Limb Differences
Any kind of problem with how an arm or leg develops in the fetus can be classified as a congenital limb defect.
Congenital Pseudarthrosis of the Tibia
A pseudoarthrosis is a bone fracture that fails to heal properly on its own. When this pseudoarthrosis of the tibia is present at birth, it is known as congenital pseudarthrosis of the tibia and can cause a variety of other complications over time.
Fibrous dysplasia is an uncommon bone disease frequently affecting one bone (the skull or long bones of the arms and legs)
The fibula is the outer bone of the two bones that make up the lower leg and connect the ankle to the knee. When part or all of the fibular bone is missing, this can be due to a rare birth defect known as fibular hemimelia.
Hip Strain and Sprain
A strain is an injury to a muscle or tendon. A sprain is an injury to a ligament. When these injuries occur around the hip, they’re known as hip strains and hip sprains. Most injuries around the hip are strains. Hip sprains are extremely rare.
Leg Length Discrepancy
Most people have a slight difference in the length of their legs, but when the difference in leg length is significant it can cause problems with mobility and development. This is when it’s a medical condition known as leg length discrepancy, or LLD.
Limb deformities can refer to any abnormalities related to the growth and development of the arms or legs.
Madelung's deformity is a condition where the wrist joint is not properly aligned such that the hand develops a deviation over time.
Melorheostosis is a rare genetic disorder that affects that cortex, which is the outer layer of the bones.
Multiple Hereditary Exostoses
Multiple hereditary exostoses is a genetic condition in which an individual develops multiple bone tumors on the ends of the bones, often at the ends of long bones or on the hips or shoulder blades.
Ptergyium syndrome is a genetic condition characterized by webs of skin across the knee joints and other joints of the body, such as the fingers and toes.
Skeletal dysplasias are disorders of the bone and cartilage that may affect the skeleton of a growing fetus. Skeletal dysplasias occur in approximately 1 in every 4,000 births.
The tibia is the inner bone of the two bones that make up the lower leg and connect the ankle to the knee. When part or all of the tibial bone is missing, this can be due to a rare birth defect known as tibial hemimelia.