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What is epiphysiodesis? Epiphysiodesis is a surgical technique that is used to correct differences in bone length. When one leg is longer than the other the technique is used to control the growth of the longer limb. It is a small surgery that uses either metal plates, screws, or drilling. Doing...

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What is an epiphysiodesis? An epiphysiodesis is a way of partially stopping growth in a longer leg or arm bone by destroying the ‘growth plate’. Since the shorter limb (non-operative limb) continues to grow as before, this has the effect of allowing the shorter limb to ‘catch...

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