Request an Appointment

Quick Scheduling with a Pediatric Orthopedic Specialist

Enjoy comprehensive service and award-winning healthcare. Submit an appointment request today, and we will follow up with you to confirm a time that works for you and your family.

Limb Lengthening Program

Guiding Your Child's Proper Growth

Have you noticed your child walking with a limp or an abnormal gait? It’s possible his or her legs could be different lengths or have grown abnormally. While many people’s bodies aren’t perfectly symmetrical, a significant difference between leg lengths is a treatable condition called leg length discrepancy (LLD). Children with legs whose knees touch, but not their ankles have a condition called knock knees, or genu valgum. If your child has been diagnosed with LLD or knock knees, limb lengthening may be an option for correction. Untreated, a larger limb deformity can lead to back, hip and knee problems.

Care Designed for Your Child

You have several treatment options for LLD and knock knees, depending on the amount of correction needed. Doctors with the Limb Lengthening Program at Orlando Health Arnold Palmer Hospital for Children will narrow down the right method of correction for you and your child. Options include:

Aided Recovery with Technology

No matter which method is chosen, your child will be treated with the most advanced care and technology possible. Our facility houses the EOS Imaging System, the only low-radiation body imaging system in Central Florida. When constant monitoring of bones is needed, X-rays are frequent. However, EOS offers a reduced radiation option to ensure your child’s safety.

After treatment, your child will not be alone. We offer comprehensive outpatient programs, including physical therapy and other pediatric rehabilitative services. We’ll follow your child’s condition from diagnosis through recovery.

Learn More

Orthopedic Surgery – What You Need to Know

Educate yourself on orthopedic conditions and treatments.