What is guided growth?

Also known as: guided growth surgery, hemi-epiphysiodesis.

For children who develop certain problems with their limbs, such as bowlegs, knock-knees and others, treatment can often be difficult and invasive. Guided growth surgery is a less invasive procedure that uses plates and screws to correct the problems gradually over time with hardware that guides the growth of the limbs, but is still flexible to allow things to move and change gradually with time.


Reviewed by: Scott J Schoenleber, MD

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