The first step towards successful correction is a detailed three-dimensional analysis of the deformity. This is preceded by a thorough physical examination using modern imaging procedures. A treatment plan is then drawn up based on the current reference values for the correction.
There are various proven, state-of-the-art surgical procedures that can correct misalignment and shortening, e.g.
- Limb-lengthening nails
- Three-dimensional corrective ring fixator systems with computer-assisted correction planning
- Temporary epiphyseodesis during the growth phase (e.g. 8-plate)
- Corrective osteotomies and osteosynthesis with fixed-angle plates
The following reconstructive methods can be used when treating larger-scale bone defects and pseudarthrosis:
- Vascularised or non-vascularised autografting
- Masquelet technique
- Segment transport
Impaired mobility and axial misalignment of the upper extremity and the elbow region can also be treated with minimally invasive surgery using state-of-the-art fixator systems.