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External Fixator: Pin Care

External fixators used for limb lengthening have pins that go through the skin and into the bone. It's important to know how to care for the pins at home to prevent infections.

Household Safety: Preventing Injuries From Falling, Climbing, and Grabbing

Here's how to help protect kids from a dangerous fall or a tumble into a sharp edge in your home.

Limb Deformities

Kids with limb deformities have differences in the way their arms or legs are shaped. Some don't need treatment, For those that do, doctors have different options.

Limb Lengthening Surgery: External Fixator

Limb lengthening surgery is done when someone has a leg length discrepancy (one leg is shorter than the other). Sometimes this is treated with an external fixator.

Limb Lengthening Surgery: Internal Lengthening Device

Limb lengthening surgery is done when someone has a leg length discrepancy (one leg is shorter than the other). Sometimes this is treated with an internal lengthening device (a rod with a magnet).