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The management of limb length inequality

Fergal Monsell

in Oxford Textbook of Trauma and Orthopaedics

Second edition

Published on behalf of Oxford University Press

Published in print August 2011 | ISBN: 9780199550647
Published online April 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780199608249 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/med/9780199550647.003.013015

Series: Oxford Textbooks

The management of limb length inequality

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Limb length inequality is common: prediction of the final discrepancy at skeletal maturity is important to allow appropriate management plans to be made

Knowledge of the underlying cause helps with prognosis

Management is influenced by various factors including age and height and often involves a combination of treatment methods.

Chapter.  4070 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Trauma and Orthopaedic Surgery

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